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Lawsuit Lockdown Victory: But For Just One Illinois Politician

U.S. Congressman Paul Mitchell, a Republican from Dryden, has filed a lawsuit claiming Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders violate his constitutional rights.

The Detroit News reported that Mitchell was acting in his capacity as an individual.

Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from Xenia, Illinois, filed a lawsuit in April against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order that was extended in that state through May 30.

According to WMAQ, a judge granted a temporary restraining order that exempts only Bailey from having to stay-at-home.



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