Second Lawmaker Files Suit Against Pritzker Stay-At-Home Order
May 6, 2020
A second Republican state representative on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker alleging he overstepped his authority in ordering Illinoisans to stay at home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The outcome of Machesney Park Rep. John Cabello's case could affect all state residents, as Cabello filed the suit in Winnebago County on behalf of himself and "all citizens of the state of Illinois similarly situated."
Illinoisans' right to "free movement" - to leave their homes and shop at a local business, for example - were "arbitrarily stripped away from them" by Pritz...