WHITE COUNTY – White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud announced Friday he has joined with other state’s attorneys – both Republican and Democrat – in Illinois in filing a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment that the SAFE-T Act be declared unconstitutional both in substance and in the procedure in which it was passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
The lawsuit names Pritzker, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Speaker of the House Emanuel Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon as respondents to the lawsuit in their respective official capacities.
The SAFE-T Act would bring extensive reform impacting many areas of the criminal justice system, according to the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority.
Aud said specifically, the complaint that his office has filed is a five-count complaint. He added he expects and hopes more state’s attorneys from across the state will file lawsuits with the same arguments in short order.