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Madigan Seeks Full Appellate Court Review of Conceal Carry Ruling

No determination of when the 10-judge panel will decide whether to look at last year's decision.

Illinois' attorney general Lisa Madigan has asked the entire 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a December ruling that overturned the state's ban on the concealed carry of handguns in public.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the move is aimed at challenging the decision by a three-judge panel of the court, which ruled 2-1 that the state's longtime ban violated the Second Amendment.

If the court accepts the petition, the case would be reviewed by all 10 appellate judges. If the court rejects the petition, Madigan would have to decide whether to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"In ruling that Illinois must allow individuals to carry ready-to-use firearms in public, the 7th Circuit Court’s decision goes beyond what the U.S. Supreme Court has held and conflicts with decisions by two other federal appellate courts." Madigan said in a statement issued today. "Based on those decisions, it is appropriate to ask the full 7th Circuit to review this case."

December's decision set a 180-day deadline for the Illinois legislature to draft and enact new laws relating to carrying ready-to-use firearms in public. Today’s petition by the attorney general does not affect that deadline.

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Eric Blair January 10, 2013 at 12:30 AM
These clowns never give up. Even worse it seems the percentage of "anti-gunners" appears to be growing. Maybe just media hype, hard to tell. In any case the anti gun crowd doesn't seem to be thinking the whole thing through. If they really believe the "State" cares about them and their safety they are sadly mistaken. An old adage comes to mind: "Better be careful what you wish for, you just might get it".
Linda Carson January 10, 2013 at 05:21 AM
One more really detailed and explicit law will stop the maniacs from killing.
Joe W. January 10, 2013 at 01:46 PM
She has already been advised not to pursue further legal action. The court has considered all the facts both pro and con for concealed carry and ruled in favor of it. If the federal courts repeal their decision and ban concealed carry in Illinois then ALL other states will have to repeal their concealed carry laws also. That is not going to happen. She is wasting money and time fighting the courts decision.
Mildred Frackenbottom February 06, 2013 at 05:13 AM
Stalling Tactic.

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