A Sangamon County judge last week told attorney Thomas DeVore and his six clients to try again, after dismissing lawsuits that had been filed in six counties, but were being consolidated. The suits challenged Governor JB Pritzker’s authority to impose new and continued restrictions in response to Covid-19 virus infection rates in the parts of Illinois with low infection and death rates. [Read more...]
Illinois Governor Pritzker faces escalating resistance from business owners from Illinois' restaurant and bar industry in response to his most recent disaster proclamation issued on October 16, as he continues to mandate stricter regulations against the industry, putting them in the crosshairs as the source of rising Covid-19 positive tests that the state is grappling with. But according to reports, he refuses to share the sources of the information on which he bases his decisions, denying them to legislators and journalists alike. [Read more...]
Today in Clay County Court, Thomas DeVore, Attorney for Darren Bailey, filed a Verified Petition for Adjudication of Indirect Civil Contempt against J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois. The decision of the Clay County Judge Michael McHaney on July 2, 2020 found that the governor no longer had any executive order authority with regards to the Covid-19 crisis. He has continued to declare them anyway, disregarding the judge's decision. [Read more...]
Thomas DeVore, Attorney at Law, representing hundreds of Illinois citizens and business owners respectfully seeks action from the Illinois General Assembly on behalf of the people.
Once again, Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney ruled Governor J.B. Pritzker overstepped his authority in issuing multiple “stay at home” or lockdown orders to address the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more...]
Illinois Governor Pritzker's foray into the state lockdown experiment was declared by 4th Circuit Judge Michael McHaney to have been unlawful since April 8, 2020, in a Clay County courtroom yesterday afternoon.
Judge Michael McHaney agreed with Rep. Darren Bailey's arguments that the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (IEMAA) only allowed the governor 30 days after the declaration of a disaster/emergency to exercise mostly unlimited powers. One argument advanced by attorney Thomas DeVore was the law's usage of the word "avert" (a disaster). DeVore said the governor was "managing" the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read more...]
Chief Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County had this to say at the conclusion of the case he heard yesterday afternoon (Mainer v Pritzker) in the Clay County courtroom: [Read more...]
Springfield, IL… State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) reacts to Gov. Pritzker’s move to transfer the Bailey lawsuit against his Executive Orders to federal court: [Read more...]