According to Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax, The United States Supreme Court haa granted Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request for an extention of thirty days to file a writ of certiorari on concealed carry. The deadline extends to July 22nd.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan had asked and received from the United States Supreme Court another extension, calling this one a “second and final thirty-day extension” on the conceal and carry issue. Rich Miller’s Capitol Fax broke the story and said that AG Lisa Madigan may want to file a possible appeal of the federal 7th circuit appellate court’s ruling that Illinois’ total ban on public carrying of loaded firearms is unconstitutional. United State Supreme Court Justine Elena Kagan granted Madigan until June 24th to file her writ of certiorari.
The United States Supreme Court will be in session until the end of June and has at least four more open sessions. A ruling on granting the extension could come by the end of the session.
The application for the previous extension was filed by AG Madigan on April 26, 2013 and was granted on May 3, 2012. AG Madigan is now asking for another 30 days until July 24, 2013.
The motion read in part:
Good cause exists for this application. The undersigned counsel, who has principal responsibility for the certiorari petition in this case, serves as the Solicitor General in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General. Counsel filed the opening brief on June 3, 2013 as counsel of record for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and other petitioners in Madigan v. Levin (U.S. 12-872). In addition, counsel’s supervisory responsibilities over the Civil and Criminal Appeals Divisions of the Attorney General’s Office-including editing and revising briefs and preparing attorneys for oral argument-have occupied a substantial amount of time in May and the first two weeks of June, 2013.
Wherefore petitioners respectfully request that an order be entered extending the time to file a certiorari petition to and including July 24, 2013.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is one of three Democrats expected to run for the Democratic nomination for governor. Former Obama chief-of-staff Bill Daley has announced an exploratory committee and has been critical of Madigan and her father, House Speaker Michael Madigan. Governor Pat Quinn has indicated he is running for reelection.
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