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Judge Rules Illinois Governor Exceeded Authority, Violated Civil Rights with Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Order

Illinois Governor Pritzker
A judge on Monday ruled Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Coronavirus stay-at-home order exceeded his emergency authority and violated civil rights, the Washington Times reported.
Republican Rep. Darren Bailey sought a restraining order against Governor Pritzker and Clay County Circuit Judge Michael McHaney sided with him.
Since Bailey is the plaintiff, he is currently the only Illinois citizen released from the stay-at-home order, however others may join in his lawsuit or file their own.
Breaking: Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney rules against @GovPritzker’s executive order, granting a restraining order to temporarily block the stay-at-home order set to take place on May 1. Current order remains in place. Gov to appeal. Status hearing in 1 week.
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Democrat Governor Pritzker on April 2nd issued an authoritarian lockdown order shutting down schools, non-essential businesses and severely limited individuals from moving about the state.
Pritzker was furious after the judge ruled against him and lashed out at the Republican lawmaker as being someone who is “blindly devoted to ideology and the pursuit of personal celebrity.”
A judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights.
Pritzker promised “swift” action to overturn the judge’s order, which applies only to Bailey but allows other individuals and groups to challenge the movement restrictions while the highly contagious illness circulates.
The ruling came the same day House Republicans attacked Pritzker on another front, renewing demands for details on state prison inmates released early because of COVID-19 fears.
Pritzker signed an order earlier this month allowing furloughs for elderly inmates or those with health conditions, who are considered “medically vulnerable” to contracting and spreading COVID-19. Roughly 36,000 people are incarcerated in Illinois facilities and civil rights advocates have raised concerns about inmate welfare.
“It’s insulting. It’s dangerous and people’s safety and health have now been put at risk,” Pritzker said. “There may be people who contract coronavirus as a result of what Darren Bailey has done.”
The judge blasted Pritzker’s stay-at-home order for violating the Constitution and shredding the Bill of Rights.
“How in the world does me not being allowed to fish the lake promote COVID-19 but panic-buying at Wal-Mart doesn’t?” Judge McHaney said.
Government lawyers asked whether Bailey has been harmed. Judge McHaney: "Are you seriously trying to argue that this executive order has not caused serious injury?"

"Every second this Executive Order is in existence, it violates the Constitution shreds the Bill of Rights."
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"At a recent press conference, @GovPritzker was asked about easing restrictions in counties that don't have COVID. His response was laughter."
"How in the world does me not being allowed to fish the lake promote COVID-19 but panic-buying at Wal-Mart doesn't?"
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Pritzker is appealing the ruling and the status hearing is scheduled for next week.

4 comments:

  1. When this republican legislator get the virus, I hope he sues this political trumpee judge!

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    1. WEAR YOUR SILLY MASK IN THE SHOWER TOO YOU SIMPING SHEEPLE

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  2. Finally someone with a brain is starting to fight all this bullshit. The lockdowns are total bullshit. The ruling should apply to the whole state. There is no studies or data that proves, or even shows, that masks, lockdowns, and social distancing helps against the virus. NOTHING except good nutrition will help against a virus. Countries and states that have not locked down have the same rate of infections and deaths as the ones that decided to fuck up their economy. No matter what you do it is IMPOSSIBLE to protect yourself against something so small you can't see it, especially when it is airborne and on commonly used surfaces. Right now you have a bunch of scared idiots walking around with masks thinking they are protected. They should worry more about being protected from the BS coming from their idiot tube then the virus.

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