* Greg Sapp…
Oral arguments are to be heard October 14 in the case of St. Rep. Darren Bailey vs. Governor J.B. Pritzker in its new venue.
The case was moved from Clay County to Sangamon County and consolidated with similar cases from Edgar County, Bond County, Clinton County and Richland County. The plaintiffs in all of the cases are represented by Greenville attorney Thomas DeVore. Each case basically charges that the governor exceeded his authority in continuing to issue disaster declarations after his initial order issued in March.
Sangamon County Judge Raylene Grischow has ordered the defendants to file responses to the charges by August 31, then the plaintiffs have until September 21 to file any responses. Defendants then will have until October 5 to respond to those filings.
This is how a real judge operates, unlike in one little county that won’t be named.