Lisa Madigan thumbs nose at defending Illinois Constitution
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and her cohort, Eric Holder in Washington, must have attended the same Chicago schools, because both feel they can circumvent the law without proper adjudication.
How will future Illinois AG’s opinions compel residents to comply with her interpretation of the law, if the top law enforcement officer in the state refuses to comply with the state constitution, which she has sworn to uphold?
Twenty-five gay couples who were denied marriage licenses, filed lawsuits against the ban on gay marriage, however, both the Illinois AG and the Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez refuse to defend the cases because they feel the cases are unconstitutional under the equal protection clause. At least check with the Supreme Court.
… some legal experts who believe prosecutors are legally bound to defend Illinois law, and sets up a scenario where a judge could quickly strike down the marriage statute. Supporters of the ban say it’s unconscionable that there might be nobody in court to defend it, and some are strategizing over how to intervene.
“I took an oath when I was sworn in to defend the constitution of the state of Illinois and I believe that’s what I’m doing,” Alvarez said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m not going to defend something I believe is in violation of the constitution.”
Madigan, who did not respond to a request for comment, plans to file arguments next week in support of the lawsuits, which could be consolidated into one case.
It’s up to the Illinois Supreme Court to determine what is constitutional, not the Illinois AG or the State’s Attorney in the proper jurisdiction. Rather than defend the case, as she was elected to do, the AG plans to support the lawsuits against the state’s constitution, simply based on her opinion!
Lisa Madigan is violating her oath by not defending the people of the State of Illinois. This action provides another bypass of the state legislature, just like the Obama administration is doing at the federal level. Our elected representatives are not representing the interests of the people of Illinois who elected them!
Let the usurpers just get rid of the legislative branches at all levels of government and simply allow them and the judges run everything? We will cease to be a Republic and can just go directly to law by fiat and dictate, like they do in Russia and other socialists and communist countries.
John Knight, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Project of the ACLU of Illinois, said plaintiffs will ask the judge to rule on Illinois’ law based on their arguments and those of Madigan and Alvarez.
Isn’t the state of Illinois, near Chicago, simply the best place to live in the country, where the elected officials know what is constitutional and what is not, get a case where no one defends the case and we may even get to one day eliminate the courts and both houses of the representatives altogether – they don’t work anyway and the judges seem to have taken it upon themselved to see to the disipline meated out at the correction facilities in the manner they see fit – for once corrupt, the system must be corrupted absolutely.