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Attorney General Appealing SAFE-T Act Ruling

Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued a statement on Saturday concerning the Illinois Supreme Court delaying the SAFE-T Act start date of January 1st. Attorney General Raoul says that his office has filed an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court as only the Supreme Court’s ruling will be binding in court. 


“As we have stated previously, my office filed an appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court because in this matter, only the Supreme Court’s final decision on the merits will be binding on all Illinois courts. It is important to note that the order issued today by the court is not a decision on the merits of the constitutionality of the SAFE-T Act, and I appreciate the court’s interest in expediting the appeal. We look forward to mounting a robust defense of the constitutionality of the law and ensuring that it goes into effect across the state.” 



Most of the issues with the SAFE-T Act have been over no cash bail in courts.  A lot of the other rulings from the SAFE-T Act such as more training for police officers, and body cameras for all officers has been approved.

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