Illinois court order halts mid-election rule change enacted by Pritzker

(The Center Square) – The Liberty Justice Center secured a court order temporarily halting enforcement of an Illinois law that Gov. J.B. Pritzker hastily enacted prohibiting candidates that didn’t run in the primary from being slated for the November election. 

Earlier this month, super-majority Democrats in the Illinois legislature approved and the governor signed a mid-election year law ending the slating of candidates. Following a lawsuit, a Sangamon County judge ruled Wednesday that Illinois’ ability to enforce the election law against potential candidates is on hold. 

Prior to signing the bill, Pritzker called it an “ethics bill.” 

“It really does make sure that we don’t have backroom deals to put people on the ballot and run as a result of some small group of people in a smoke filled room making the choice. So I think, to me, more transparency is better,” said Pritzker. 

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