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Illinois Supreme Court stays Clay County contempt hearing

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020

* Finally…


…Adding… The full order is here.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - Nick - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:18 am:

    Good


  2. - West Sider - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:23 am:

    Finally. Adults.


  3. - Wow - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:26 am:

    Attorney Goober Pyle’s 5 min are about up


  4. - Club J - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:27 am:

    Finally..
    Anxious to hear what Bailey, DeVore, and McHaney will have to say. Oh plus the Watchdogs who were banking on a win on Friday cause DeVore is 100% over the Governor thus far.


  5. - Derek Smalls - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:31 am:

    Excellent news! I hope they rule on the motion for a supervisory order soon.


  6. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:33 am:

    Oops


  7. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:35 am:

    Icarus, wax wings, the sun…

    The end.


  8. - the Patriot - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:38 am:

    Odds they do anything before the election?

    Kilbride retention vote now front and center.

    Careful what you wish for…both sides.


  9. - Anyone Remember - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:40 am:

    Game. Set. Match.


  10. - Shark Sandwich - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:42 am:

    “Icarus, wax wings, the sun…”

    -Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun. But mama, that’s where the fun is!-


  11. - Froganon - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:46 am:

    High time they stopped this trolling. The resources and energy required to fend this off is outrageous. May the fleas of a thousand lamas infest their homes, may their transmissions break down in rush hour traffic and may wisdom and grace come to both Bailey and his ridiculous judge.


  12. - Norseman - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 11:50 am:

    Good decision. People’s lives are at stake and Bailey with the assistance of the Clay Co. judge has been playing political games. Now let’s move this thing along the appropriate process and get a reasoned decision.


  13. - Osborne Smith III - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:05 pm:

    Good riddance. Now, could we please do something about the rest of the frivolous suits filed by DeVore and move on from his lunacy?


  14. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:20 pm:

    =Icarus, wax wings, the sun…

    The end.=

    That made me laugh, good stuff.

    Bailey and DeVore should be forced to reimburse the state for their frivolity.


  15. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:21 pm:

    ===Kilbride retention vote now front and center===

    I’m figuring the people who would support goofiness like this wouldn’t be voting for the retention anyway.


  16. - Club J - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:22 pm:

    Well the Watchdogs were the first to be heard from which they got from here. There take on the matter is rather interesting.

    Illinois Governor Pritzker appears to be running away from a potential Contempt of Court charge by running to the Illinois Supreme Court with a Motion to Stay the Clay County motion pending outcome of a Motion for Supervisory Order.

    The Supreme Court granted his motion today so the Contempt of Court hearing that was to be heard this Friday in Clay county would not take place.

    We will update with more information as to when the Motion for Supervisor Order is to heard by the Supreme Court.

    A copy of the Order from the Supreme Court can be downloaded at this link (available at Capitol Fax) or viewed below.


  17. - Stu - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:29 pm:

    *Sad trombone*


  18. - Unionman - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:33 pm:

    Finally, the SC getting involved. Too bad they refused to get involved during the 2 year budget stalemate. Had they gotten involved then and determined that the state could not operate without a budget, we might not need the fair tax now.


  19. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    It’s about time. Can we now relegate the unserious people to their padded rooms and get back to the business of governing. What a stupid distraction and absurdly self-serving individuals (Bailey and Devore).


  20. - Frumpy White Guy - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 1:05 pm:

    Just finished up a square dance to celebrate the court order.


  21. - Ron Burgundy - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 1:20 pm:

    -Illinois Governor Pritzker appears to be running away from a potential Contempt of Court charge by running to the Illinois Supreme Court-

    Or, he invited the adults into the room.


  22. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 1:40 pm:

    The ILSC just issued the first of several spankings. Adults 1 Goofballs 0


  23. - TominChicago - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 2:34 pm:

    I just wish the Supreme Court had noted that Judge Gomer Pyle can’t enforce a nonfinal order via a contempt proceeding.


  24. - TominChicago - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 2:37 pm:

    Unionman. To be fair to the Supreme Court, I don’t believe anyone sued to bring the matter to its attention. They can’t intervene on their own.


  25. - Aaa1 - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 2:42 pm:

    Visit and “like” my Separation from Clay County page. But seriously, I see that Mr. DeVore some how came across your “little blog”. He describes it as “a cess pool of like minded group think”. Seems rich, coming from a man who doesn’t allow public comments on his page.


  26. - Pundent - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 3:00 pm:

    =To be fair to the Supreme Court, I don’t believe anyone sued to bring the matter to its attention=

    That’s correct. Normally a matter would go through the normal appeal procedure. But part of what the judge in Clay county has been doing is preventing that from occurring by no issuing final (appeal-able) orders. My assumption is that he knows his “rulings” won’t surrive the scrutiny of appeal and this allows the political charade to continue. But the ILSC also has supervisory authority over the lower state courts. I’m glad that Pritizker asked them to exercise it in this instance. I’d like to think that it would serve as a further deterrent to Bailey, Devore, and McHaney. But I doubt it. But the ILSC, like all courts, doesn’t look kindly on those that would choose to abuse the institution so maybe this trio will take heed.


  27. - Lucky Pierre - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 3:13 pm:

    It is very important that the Supreme Court weighs in on whether it in constitutional for the Governor to make multiple extensions of these 30 day emergency rulings with no legislative collaboration.

    There are three co equal branches of government for precisely these situations .


  28. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 3:42 pm:

    It’s about time an adult stepped in and stopped this lunacy.


  29. - Former Downstater - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 3:49 pm:

    Building on what Prudent said, there is also nothing in the the Clay County judge’s order that prevents Pritzker from issuing further executive orders. Instead, it states Pritzker’s current and future orders are void ab initio (or from the onset).

    Saying someone’s orders are invalid is a huge difference from actually barring someone from issuing them. I could issue my own executive order. Legally speaking, nothing would happen to me. It would simply be ignored and not enforced. The same way Pritzker’s would be treated under the letter of the Clay County order.

    Despite this, the Clay County Court sought to hold Pritzker in contempt. He was essentially going to be held in contempt for doing something he was never actually prevented from doing.

    This is why the IL Supreme Court got involved

    The Clay County judge could have issued an injunction barring Pritzker from further orders. But doing so would have subjected an element of the case to appeal.

    This action along with the judge’s refusal to rule on the final count were clearly designed to prevent any kind of appeal,thereby prolonging the case.


  30. - revvedup - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 4:22 pm:

    “Hello Illinois. it is my unhappy duty to report to you that Project Icarus has failed. The computer-generated image from the Illinois Supreme Court shows what happened..” -Bailey, paraphrasing President Beck in Deep Impact.


  31. - Say It - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 4:27 pm:

    Rep. Darrin Duncan . . . . .your 15 minutes are up . . . . .


  32. - Say It - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 4:27 pm:

    Rep. Darrin Duncan . . . . .your 15 minutes are up . . . . .


  33. - Say It - Tuesday, Aug 11, 20 @ 4:29 pm:

    Darrin Bailey, rather (ooops)


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