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...]