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UPDATE: US Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan granted Attorney General Lisa Madigan an extension Tuesday am. Madigan has until July 22 to determine whether she will appeal the Shepard/Moore ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.
CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office has been so busy, that it hasn’t had a chance to make a decision on whether to appeal a federal court ruling to implement concealed carry in Illinois. She’s asked the US Supreme Court for yet another extension – AP reports:
After years of futile efforts by gun-rights supporters, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decreed in December that Illinois’ ban on the carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. The court ruled it violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Illinois is the only state that prohibits concealed carry.