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...]