COMPLAINT: William Kelly, David Sheldon, et al v. Lightfoot, Pritzker
A copy of the complaint that was filed against Defendants Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker by Plaintiffs William Kelly, David Sheldon, et al in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division is available here for download.
Here is an excerpt of the complaint:
There is no COVID-19 exception to the Constitutional and legal rights of the Citizens of the State of Illinois nor the residents of the City of Chicago. Further, there is no constitutional provision or legal precept that subordinates democracy to a public emergency or pandemic. Even Lincoln held elections at the end of his first term and submitted his admiration to the will of congress during the Civil War, even if it meant losing to the confederacy because of the election of General McClellan after 4 years of war. 19. However, despite the aforesaid well-established law of the State of Illinois, both Pritzker and Lightfoot have favored certain groups and beliefs over others, issuing exemptions from their illegal emergency decrees, which were no longer in force after April 9, 2020. For example, and not limited to, the following; beginning on June 1, 2020, Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot have regularly exempted thousands of Black Lives Matter organizers (Black Lives Matter is a non-profit corporation based in Delaware) and protesters from emergency executive orders and restrictions, which were intended to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and among the residents of Illinois and Chicago.
In contrast, Lightfoot has selectively enforced her and Pritzker’s emergency executive orders, Chicago health commission orders and Chicago Park District orders against residents, churches, business owners and political organizations, in violation of constitutional rights enshrined in the Illinois Constitutions, and in an arbitrary and capricious manner, discrimination against those they do not favor for political, business, and personal reasons….
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