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U.S. Supreme Court declines to block Illinois, Naperville ban on ‘assault weapons’ amid lawsuits

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to step in and block Illinois and Naperville’s “assault weapons” and magazine bans amid multiple pending lawsuits. Robert Bevis of Law Weapons Supplies in Naperville sued the city over its gun and magazine ban last fall. He amended his lawsuit earlier this year to […]

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‘Assault weapons’ and high-capacity magazines bans back in effect in Illinois after appeals court issues reversal

(The Center Square) – The ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines is back in effect in Illinois after an appeals court reversed a federal judge’s decision on Thursday. The ban on more than 170 semi-automatic firearms and magazines over a certain capacity was enacted by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on January 10. U.S. District Court […]

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Appeals court denies request for Illinois’ ‘assault weapon’ ban to be blocked pending appeal

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court this week denied a request to halt Illinois’ “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine bans pending an appeal. The case Bevis v. Naperville was filed last year challenging Naperville’s gun ban. The plaintiffs modified the federal case to include the state’s gun ban enacted in January. In February, […]

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Illinois Supreme Court justices deny motion for recusal in ‘assault weapons’ ban lawsuit

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a motion to disqualify two justices from hearing a challenge to the state’s “assault weapons” ban over alleged conflicts of interest. Before Elizabeth Rochford and Mary O’Brien were elected to the Illinois Supreme Court in November 2022, Gov. J.B. Pritzker gave each of their campaign […]

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Plaintiffs in Illinois ‘assault weapons’ ban lawsuit file request for state Supreme Court justices’ recusal

(The Center Square) – Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ “assault weapons” ban are seeking Illinois Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves due to campaign donations from the governor. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the ban on more than 170 semi-automatic firearms and magazines over certain capacities on January 10. Lawsuits were then filed in […]

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Illinois attorney general denies charges in response to federal lawsuit against Illinois’ ‘assault weapons’ ban

(The Center Square) – The state attorney general said Illinois’ “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine bans do not infringe on residents’ Second Amendment rights in response to a federal lawsuit. Among the first questions in the answers to the Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois lawsuit charges, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office, which is representing […]

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Gov. JB Pritzker says cashless bail ‘more fair’ as state awaits ruling from Illinois Supreme Court in lawsuit

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker said Tuesday that ending cash bail is a “more fair” system as the state awaits a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court in the SAFE-T Act lawsuit. The law ending cash bail statewide was initially passed with the SAFE-T Act in early 2021. Lawmakers have amended the law […]

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Illinois Supreme Court takes challenge to ending cashless bail provision of SAFE-T Act under advisement

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court took arguments over the state’s suspended no-cash bail law under advisement after oral arguments Tuesday in Springfield. The state’s Pretrial Fairness Act, which was part of the SAFE-T Act, was supposed to go into effect January 1, but was suspended the day before by the Illinois Supreme […]