Illinois GOP Sue Over State’s Ten-Person Gathering Cap - Bloomberg Law - Liberty Justice Center

Illinois GOP Sue Over State’s Ten-Person Gathering Cap – Bloomberg Law

2020-06-04 Gov. Pritzker speaks at rally

Illinois Republican Party v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The lawsuit highlights the arbitrary nature of the Executive Order as some groups can gather while other groups face restrictions. The lawsuit petitions the court to allow the party to operate in-person events in the run-up to the November 2020 election.

The excerpt below is from an articlethat appeared June 16, 2020, on Bloomberg Law.

 

“There simply is no substitute for the energy, enthusiasm, personal connections to a candidate, and media coverage generated by a rally, a bus tour, or a fly-around,” the party said in its complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Executive Order 2020-38 already carves out the “free exercise of religion” by its plain language. Pritzker has also declined to enforce the order’s restrictions against the recent protests against police brutality on the grounds that they’re exercising their First Amendment rights, the Party said.

Read the full article at Bloomberg Law.

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