Illinois Republican Party Sues Dem Governor Pritzker Over Right to Assemble During Coronavirus Lockdowns - Fox News - Liberty Justice Center

Illinois Republican Party Sues Dem Governor Pritzker Over Right to Assemble During Coronavirus Lockdowns – Fox News

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 article by Morgan Phillipsthat appeared June 16, 2020, on Fox News.


The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claimed that while religious groups and protesters are allowed to convene in groups greater than 10 under coronavirus lockdown, political groups share the same protections under the Constitution — yet are not allowed to gather.

After multiple lawsuits, Pritzker on May 29 lifted a ban on in-person worship, listing it as an “essential activity” but strongly recommended services continue to be held remotely.

Pritzker has attended several large gatherings in the wake of the death of George Floyd, defending his appearances by saying he was exercising his First Amendment right.

The suit claimed “in-person contact is the most persuasive form of communicating ideas” for a political party, with the 2020 election just months away.


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