Illinois Concealed Carry Countdown
On 2012-12-11, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, ruled that Illinois' lack of legal concealed carry violates the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. In the ruling the Court gave Illinois 180 days to pass laws respecting the rights of Illinois residents. This page counts down to that 180-day deadline.
On 2013-01-08, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a petition with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the lawsuit that resulted in the earlier ruling that Illinois' concealed-carry ban was unconstitutional. The Court can decide to rehear the case en banc but may choose not to.
On 2013-02-22, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for an en banc rehearing of Moore v. Madigan has been denied by a nine-to-four vote by judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Madigan may appeal the 7th Circuit Court's ruling to the Supreme Court of the United States. Madigan has encouraged Illinois state lawmakers to draft concealed-carry legislation that will "protect public safety."
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