Illinois Republicans File Lawsuit Against Pritzker Seeking Exemptions

Illinois Republicans File Lawsuit Against Pritzker Seeking Exemptions

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois’ Democratic governor is being sued by the state’s Republican Party, which is seeking exemption from the 10-person limit on public gatherings issued on May 29.

The GOP said in the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago that Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s limit on in-person gatherings to battle the coronavirus curtails people’s First Amendment rights.

State Republicans are seeking for exemptions for political parties from the cap on gatherings and seeks permission to hold meetings without size restrictions during the time leading up to the November election.

Pritzker saidthe steps he’s taken has helped Illinois see a decline in new infections and deaths while other states are seeing new spikes.

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