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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Madigan is denied extension

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday for more time to decide whether to appeal a court's ruling that the state's ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
A petition seeking a 30-day extension -- until June 24 -- argued that the December ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals conflicted with several other rulings on guns, including a federal appeals court's finding on New York's restrictive concealed carry law. The Supreme Court announced earlier this month it would not hear an appeal of that case.
The 7th Circuit called Illinois' prohibition on the carrying of concealed firearms unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to remedy the problem by June 9.

U.S. Supreme Court informed Lisa they will reject the appeals and they are not granting her the extension. Any further delay of the order from the 7th Circuit of Appeals order stands or a June 1 dead line will be issued.

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