Harmon bill ending ‘venue shopping’ for constitutional challenges passes Senate

There was a constitutional challenge to the Safe and sound-T Act listened to in Kankakee County and a number of lawsuits towards the state’s passage of its assault weapons ban read in Macon and Effingham counties.

Opponents to this judicial method call this discussion board or venue shopping, exactly where lawyers seek out out elements of the state they feel can grant favorable judgements. By means of a invoice passing in the Senate on Friday, Democrats feel they have a way to lessen this observe.

Senate President Don Harmon introduced an modification to Residence Invoice 3062 earlier this week, which sets courtrooms in Sangamon and Cook counties as the only locations where actions alleging constitutional violation brought-on by legislation or government orders can be listened to.