Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber sues Pritzker over shutdown in Madison County
Posted by Riverbender on May 26, 2020, 6:47 pm
Who would have thought a case would be brought up against a Democrat politician in Madison County? |
EDWARDSVILLE Ė Hundreds of businesses acting through Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce challenged Governor JB Pritzkerís power to shut them down on May 22.
Chamber president Desiree Bennyhoff sued in circuit court for a declaration that Pritzkerís emergency order exceeds his authority.
Chamber counsel Thomas DeVore of Greenville argues that Pritzkerís powers under state emergency management law expired after 30 days.
The lawsuit seeks an order finding Pritzkerís extension orders null and void.
ďThe Chamber has a right to insist Pritzker not engage in a fiction designed to circumvent express limitations on his authority imposed by the legislature,Ē DeVore wrote.
The suit also challenges Pritzkerís assertion of authority under Illinois public health law, arguing that Pritzker doesnít follow that law either.
DeVore also arepresents state Rep. Darren Bailey in a liberty suit that Pritzker removed from Clay County circuit court to U.S. district court.