A new case has been filed in U.S. District Court, Southern Illinois District, in an effort to remedy this state's unconstitutional discrimination against military non-residents obtaining a concealed carry license. This is the second Federal lawsuit in Illinois involving non-residents; the first also includes a military plaintiff (see Culp v. Madigan).
Ella Samuel, a resident of Montana who is assigned on active duty orders to Scott AFB near Belleville, Illinois, filed suit on July 20, 2015 against Jessica Trame, the Director of the Firearms Services Bureau. Initial response to the compliant was due by July 27, but an extension allows until August 3. Samuel is represented by Thomas Maag of Wood River, IL.
The original complaint (attached) was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court early in June 2015 and was just moved to the U.S. District Court.
The case number is 3:15-cv-00780-NJR-SCW.
Edited by kwc, 30 July 2015 - 03:39 PM.