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Illinois’ Massive Resistance to Federal Law Not Working Out that Well for the Madigans

Chicago Daily Observer 22 February 2013 2 Comments

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has announced they can essentially ignore a federal court ruling and not legalize concealed carry in Illinois

At a state House hearing in Springfield that the massive resistance-like idea was mooted.

“Prosecutors in Chicago are telling state lawmakers they can essentially ignore a federal court ruling and not legalize concealed carry in Illinois,” reports the Illinois Watchdog website:

Paul Castiglione, policy director for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, told lawmakers there is no need for a new law.
“Only the Illinois Supreme Court can declare a statue [sic] from (the legislature) unconstitutional,” Castiglione told lawmakers Tuesday. “I heard (someone) say that after 180 days our UUW (unlawful use of weapon) statute is unconstitutional. Not so.”





The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals isn’t cooperating with the Madigan Machine’s massive resistance strategy:

On January 8, 2013, defendants-appellees filed a petition for rehearing en banc, and on January 23, 2013, plaintiffs-appellants filed answers to the petition. A vote of the active members of the court on whether to grant rehearing en banc was requested and a majority of the judges have voted to deny the petition. The petition is therefore DENIED.



  • Ward Heeler said:

    Hey, c’mon man, be fair. Lisa never said that she was going to win and get a new hearing before the entire Circuit Court of Appeals. Dude, it was all about posturing for her leftist base (and burning up more Illinois taxpayer dollars in the process). It wasn’t a futile gesture. She will be applauded by the likes of Jan Schakowsky and Barbara Flynn Currie when she runs for governor in the primary. Lisa did the right thing, ya know, politically for herself. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Quinn.

  • Whistleblower said:

    Now that Jesse Jackson, Jr. is a convicted liar and thief


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