August 4, 2021


Beyond law

Illinois court finds FOID card law unconstitutional as utilized to 1 resident

For the next time, a county choose in southern Illinois has dominated the state’s Firearm Operator Identification Card regulation unconstitutional, as used to one state resident, Vivian Brown.

The ruling from Judge T. Scott Webb usually means the Illinois Supreme Court will, also for the next time, be in a placement to decide no matter whether to strike down the FOID card law as unconstitutional.

According to an Illinois Supreme Court rule, appeals in felony cases “shall lie immediately to the Supreme Court as a issue of correct,” if the circumstance requires a U.S. or Illinois statute getting observed “invalid.”

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If the condition decides to enchantment this determination that found the FOID law unconstitutional, the attraction will be heard by Illinois Supreme Court — just as the higher courtroom did in 2018 when the FOID card law was discovered unconstitutional by a unique judge in this situation.