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U.S. Supreme Court denies request to halt ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request to halt Illinois’ ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines that is set to go into effect next month. Plaintiffs in the challenge out of Naperville against the state’s gun ban asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to issue an emergency […]

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Federal appeals court upholds ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois

(The Center Square) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazine ban in Illinois, rejecting a Second Amendment violation argument. The ruling comes as plaintiffs challenging Illinois’ gun ban are back in the Southern District of Illinois federal court with an amended complaint to block the January 1 gun […]

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Illinois Supreme Court upholds state’s ban on ‘assault weapons,’ high-capacity magazines

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld the state’s ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines in a nearly split decision Friday. The 4-3 ruling in the case brought by state Rep. Dan Caulkins, R-Decatur, was released Friday. “First, we hold that the exemptions neither deny equal protection nor constitute special legislation […]

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‘Disheartened and shocked’: McHenry County state’s attorney reacts to court ruling ending cash bail in Illinois

The McHenry County state’s attorney said he is “disheartened and shocked” by the state’s supreme court ruling allowing the SAFE-T Act’s end of cash bail provision to go into effect. The Illinois Supreme Court, in a 5-2 ruling, announced its opinion Tuesday morning in the case of Rowe v. Raoul where state attorneys from across […]

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‘Our communities will be safer’: Lake County state’s attorney praises court ruling ending cash bail in Illinois

The Lake County state’s attorney praised the state’s supreme court ruling ending cash bail, saying that the system will be safer and non-violent offenders will not be held because they do not have money. The Illinois Supreme Court, in a 5-2 ruling, announced its opinion Tuesday morning in the case of Rowe v. Raoul where […]

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Illinois Supreme Court set to release ruling on whether SAFE-T Act’s end of cash bail provision is constitutional

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court will release its ruling next week on whether the end of cash bail provision in the SAFE-T Act is constitutional or not. The court announced on Friday that it would release an opinion this coming Tuesday in the case of Rowe v. Raoul where state attorneys from […]

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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 […]