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