Illinois Right to Life Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. Pritzker - WGEM News - Liberty Justice Center

Illinois Right to Life Files Federal Lawsuit Against Gov. Pritzker – WGEM News

Illinois Right to Life v. Pritzker challenges Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker’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 Illinois Right to Life to operate in-person events and activities, including their annual Leaders of Life fundraiser.

The excerpt below is from an article by Mike Miletich that appeared June 24, 2020, on WGEM News.

 

“The First Amendment applies equally to all Illinoisans – not only groups whose political views are supported by Gov. Pritzker,” said Liberty Justice Center President Patrick Hughes. “The work and voice of Illinois Right to Life in the public sphere is just as critical and constitutionally-protected as other voices.”

 

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