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Old February 20, 2013, 04:37 PM   #386
Spats McGee
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Hmmm . . . According to the article:

But Paul Castiglione, policy director for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, told lawmakers there is no need for a new law.

“Only the Illinois Supreme Court can declare a statue from (the legislature) unconstitutional,” Castiglione told lawmakers Tuesday. “I heard (someone) say that after 180 days our UUW (unlawful use of weapon) statute is unconstitutional. Not so.”
He is deeply mistaken. Perhaps only the Illinois Supreme Court is the only court that can declare an Illinois law unconstitutional under the state constitution, but a federal court most certainly can declare one unconstitutional under the federal constitution.
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