Tag: Michael Ciesla

'Here’s the blueprint, Illinois. Let Wisconsin be our guide.'

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down, 4-3,  Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ crippling stay-at-home order. The Chicago Tribune noted: …[I]t marked the first time a state’s high court has overturned a governor’s stay-at-home order amid the COVID-19 crisis, as a majority of Wisconsin’s justices sided with Republican legislative leaders who argued the governor’s administration had overstepped... Read more »

No, Gov. Pritzker. This is about a citizen exercising his right to challenge your shutdown policy

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker regards a court challenge against his stay-home order as a cheap political stunt. No, Guv, it’s the exercise of a legitimate constitutional right by a citizen to free himself, and by extension the rest of us, from your controversial public policy to confine Illinoisans in their homes until the end of next month. You are... Read more »

Pritzker broke the law, but no big deal, right?

Gov. J. B. Pritzker has been sued for illegally ordering Illinoisans to cower at home. As I reported Wednesday, “Illinois Gov. Pritzker had no legal authority to lockdown businesses beyond April 9,” citing research by Northbrook attorney Michael Ciesla.  The illegal action prompted GOP Illinois Sen. Darren Bailey of downstate Xenia to file a lawsuit,... Read more »

Illinois Gov. Pritzker had no legal authority to lockdown businesses beyond April 9

Not that it matters to Pritzker and the herd of sheep that constitute the Illinois Legislature. But here’s the deal:  The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act empowers the governor, when the state is in a “public health emergency,” to issue “all lawful necessary orders, rules and regulations”  to protect  lives and property and protect the public’s “peace, health,... Read more »
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