‘Full steam ahead’: Bailey says continuing legal action vs Pritzker COVID stay home order, emergency powers | Cook County Record

This farmer means business.

Southern Illinois state lawmaker Darren Bailey has pledged to continue his legal pursuit of a court order ending Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay at home order, which Bailey and others have argued is illegal and unconstitutional.

Last week, the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court, acting at Bailey’s request, vacated a temporary restraining order that a Clay County judge had entered in his favor, essentially barring Pritzker from enforcing his stay at home order against Bailey, individually.

Bailey, a Republican state representative, of Xenia, and a farmer, was already designated as an “essential” worker under Pritzker’s order, and could travel to conduct business.

However, Bailey had sued Pritzker the week before, challenging the governor’s authority under state law and the constitution to issue and enforce the so-called stay at home order through the month of May.

Etc. etc. Stay tuned.

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