New developments in lawsuit against Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order

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ILLINOIS (WEHT) The State Rep. who filed a lawsuit against Governor JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order wants to throw out the lawsuit.

Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) filed the suit last week, arguing the governor had exceeded his executive authority in issuing the order.

A Clay County circuit court overturned the executive order earlier this week.

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Now, State Rep. Bailey says he has learned new information and wants to file a new complaint.

“In light of new documentation recently uncovered, which the Governor’s office and the Department of Public Health failed to provide as required by Illinois law, we feel it is in the best interest of the people of the State of Illinois to voluntarily ask the Appellate Court to vacate the temporary restraining order.  I will then file ask to file an amended complaint in the circuit court alleging the newly discovered facts and issues.“This new information offers a more complete picture and brings to light additional problems in regard to the procedural and substantive shortcomings of the Governor’s office and the Board of Health’s safeguarding of the civil rights of the citizens of the state.  This will strengthen our efforts to ensure the liberty of all Illinoisans.”

State Rep. Darren Baily (R-Xenia)

A modified stay-at-home order goes into effect in Illinois on Friday.

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(This story was originally published on May 1, 2020)

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