Federal Judge Dismisses Motion to Force Illinois to Issue Backlogged FOID Cards

Federal Judge Dismisses Motion to Force Illinois to Issue Backlogged FOID Cards

CHICAGO (AP) – The persistent delays in Firearm Owner’s Identification cards will continue after a federal judge shot down a motion this week seeking to force the state to issue backlogged cards.

It’s approaching two years of reports of backlogs in FOID card applications. Some people have been waiting for months, if not more than a year. Goldwater Institute attorney Jacob Huebert sued in federal court.

A judge Wednesday struck down their motion to force the state to immediately issue backlogged cards, saying while the delays are a burden, it’s not severe enough to render the process unconstitutional. Huebert disagreed.

The case is still alive at the trial level but it’s likely going to go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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