Illinois Governor and Attorney General disagree on appealing 7th Circuit Decision


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Jeff White
March 13, 2013, 04:35 PM
Well our hapless governor is going against the Chicago machine and his possible opponent in the 2014 democrat primary by saying he wants to appeal the 7th Circuit Concealed Carry Decision to SCOTUS.

http://www.wjbdradio.com/LocalNews/Quinn-Wants-Supreme-Court-Concealed-Carry-Appeal#.UUDS31e_1Ec
Quinn Wants Supreme Court Concealed Carry Appeal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn wants the state's attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that Illinois' concealed carry ban is unconstitutional. An appeal would put the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Quinn said Wednesday that an appeal is Illinois' "only hope" to keep the ban. Illinois is the only state with such a ban. Gun-rights advocates have argued the prohibition violates the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment.

In December, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois' ban and gave lawmakers until June 8 to legalize the concealed carry of firearms.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan disagrees with Quinn. She told reporters Wednesday that she wants to see what lawmakers will do before considering an appeal. Both Quinn and Madigan support an assault weapons ban.

So the question is; Is Madigan wanting to temper her image downstate in preparation for the 2014 gubernatorial election or is she afraid of how this SCOTUS might rule? The 7th Circuit is in conflict with at least one other circuit on this issue so the supremes would likely take the case.

The one sure thing is that neither Pat Quinn or Lisa Madigan are friends of gun owners and would both cheerfully eliminate guns in all hands but their political cronies if given the chance.

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CoRoMo
March 13, 2013, 05:43 PM
Hey, it's not like the legal fees are coming out of his wallet, right?

armoredman
March 13, 2013, 05:48 PM
If he wins, he will ride that into the White House, as opposed to the Big House, (Dear Leader has shown Chicago politicians don't go to jail if they go to Washington), but if he LOSES...well, leftists will hunt him for the rest of his unnatural life.

joeschmoe
March 13, 2013, 07:18 PM
They disagree on how to take away the rights of the people, but they agree those rights should be taken away.

rugerman07
March 13, 2013, 07:51 PM
So the question is; Is Madigan wanting to temper her image downstate in preparation for the 2014 gubernatorial election or is she afraid of how this SCOTUS might rule? The 7th Circuit is in conflict with at least one other circuit on this issue so the supremes would likely take the case. I think she and her father, Michael, are both afraid of what SCOTUS might rule and he might have told Lisa to give his very restrictive MAY ISSUE bill a chance before taking it to the supreme court.

627PCFan
March 13, 2013, 08:23 PM
They know how SCOTUS will rule. That's an end game. They are looking for options.

powell&hyde
March 13, 2013, 08:25 PM
I think she and her father, Michael, are both afraid of what SCOTUS might rule and he might have told Lisa to give his very restrictive MAY ISSUE bill a chance before taking it to the supreme court.
Exactly, this may be the best move for the people of Ill

gbran
March 13, 2013, 10:22 PM
Il just needs to craft a ccw policy that is so ornerous nobody can get one. Why fight in court?

Pre-Heller, it was impossible to buy and own a handgun. Post Heller it's now only NEARLY impossible to obtain and own a handgun.

joeschmoe
March 14, 2013, 12:30 AM
No that is exactly what DC had done in Heller. DC had a permit process to have a gun, but they denied Heller, and everyone else. SCOTUS said that was an illegal ban. Even though on paper there was a permit process. It's just that no one ever qualified for it.

Trent
March 14, 2013, 10:39 PM
I think she SHOULD appeal to the Supreme Court...

.. and liberate those poor buggers out in New York from the madness they're under.

brickeyee
March 15, 2013, 05:56 PM
remember, the appeals court ruling stands if SCOTUS refuses to take the case.

JTHunter
March 15, 2013, 09:17 PM
627PCFan said:
They know how SCOTUS will rule. That's an end game. They are looking for options.

That's true if 1 -they take the case, and 2 - Dumbo doesn't have a chance to alter the SC make-up before the case gets there!

gbran said:
Il just needs to craft a ccw policy that is so ornerous nobody can get one. Why fight in court?

They are well on their way to making it "onerous"! See above about the SC.

Trent and brickeyee both have good points. Trent's idea depends on the SC staying with the current make-up and going our way. That would be good for NY, esp. NYC, Maryland, NJ, CA, and now CO as well.
I think brickeyee's idea is good but it doesn't address the other states with restrictions as bad as Illinois.

KTXdm9
March 16, 2013, 12:00 AM
They disagree on how to take away the rights of the people, but they agree those rights should be taken away.
Disgusting, isn't it?

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