09 January, 2013

IL. AG Madigan files for en banc

A three judge panel ruled earlier that Illinois must provide some form of legislation that allows for the carrying of firearms. Now AG Madigan has filed an appeal for the full seventh circuit to review these cases.  From her press release.

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced she has filed a petition for rehearing before the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in lawsuits challenging the Illinois laws that prevent the carrying of ready-to-use firearms in public.
The Attorney General’s petition for a rehearing “en banc” is a request for all of the judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case after a December decision by a three-judge panel of the court held that the state laws barring carrying ready-to-use firearms in public are unconstitutional.

With the White House, and the Illinois legislature's recent try at gun grabbing after Newtown, AG Madigan must feel she has the momentum to win this.   


Nick said...

Yeah, I guy I used to work with lives in IL and told me about this yesterday. He calls her "MadAgain" though...

Old NFO said...

It will be interesting to see how this plays out... Wonder if she's hoping the 'pressure' from Newtown will change the judge's minds?