BREAKING: US Supreme Court Gives Illinois Extension on Concealed Carry
According to sj-r.com, the state of Illinois, specifically State Attorney General Lisa Madigan, has been granted a 30 day extension to decide if she will pursue an appeal of the decision of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that is requiring Illinois to implement a system for concealed carry by July 9th (originally June 9th).
The US Supreme Court (which is who would hear the case if it is appealed) granted the extension until July 22.
This extension is separate from the July 9th deadline requiring Illinois governor Patt Quinn to act on the bill. This extension would give Madigan more time to mount a Supreme Court challenge to the ruling.
Madigan’s father, House Speaker Michael Madigan (how’s that for sketchy politics), has urged the governor to sign the bill as lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the bill with a veto proof majority.
The proposed law isn’t as strong as we would like and includes cutouts for Chicago and the state preemption clause was basically removed to a formality as cities with their own gun laws on the books will be able to keep them on the books once the bill becomes law.