Bailey vs. Pritzker Hearing Monday Cancelled; Court Asked to Rule on Written Motions on File


Published on December 21 2020 1:40 pm
Last Updated on December 21 2020 5:01 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Bailey and Pritzker 2020

A hearing scheduled for Monday afternoon in the Darren Bailey vs. J.B. Pritzker case was canceled. 

Bailey filed suit in Clay County alleging that the governor overextended his authority in issuing repeated executive orders due to COVID-19. Others filed suits in other counties and the Illinois Supreme Court eventually moved all of those cases to Sangamon County.

Oral arguments in the matter were to be presented Monday in Springfield, but Bailey's attorney, Thomas DeVore of Greenville, and Assistant Attorney General Thomas Verticchio, representing Pritzker, contacted trial judge Raylene Grischow. The attorneys requested the oral arguments be waived and asked the Court to issue a written opinion based on the Governor's written submissions. 

Judge Grischow agreed to issue a written opinion and email it to DeVore and Verticchio when it is completed.