Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:57 PM
It is stricken down as unconstitutional within that particular court only. If it is appealed to the the second circuit and the trial court is upheld, then it becomes binding on the entire second circuit. If it is then appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court and upheld, then it becomes binding and therefor unenforceable in the entire state. This is a win. I'd rather defend a win on appeal than to argue for a reversal. Expect an appeal.
So, what if the State of Illinois doesn't appeal, in order to keep the damage localized? Is there any way to force the issue, or for someone to use it in other, wider jurisdictions to invalidate the law for everyone? After all, if it's unconstitutional for one jurisdiction in the U.S., by the very definition of "unconstitutional" that would make it universally so.
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