July 2, 2020 | By Amanda Vinicky | WTTW | source |
Judges Make Opposite Rulings on Pritzker Executive Orders
“Clay County Judge Michael McHaney has previously ruled in favor of lawsuits brought by state Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, and on Thursday did so again, when he said that any and all COVID-19 related executive orders issued by Pritzker since early April are “void ab initio” as in, nullified as if they never existed in the eyes of the law.”
“The Court declares Defendant had no Illinois constitutional authority as Governor to restrict a citizen’s movement or activities and/or forcibly close business premises,” McHaney wrote.
Bailey’s lawyer, Tom DeVore, said that as a result, none of the executive orders stand.”