Thursday, August 25, 2011

Capitol Fax: Constitutional argument or a shakedown?

Illinois this year had passed a law that barred the Illinois State Police from releasing the names of Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) holders. The state police didn't want to release that information and the Illinois State Rifle Association had a lawsuit that they won't let go of. The excuse they want to establish a constitutional precedent.

According to former Governor Jim Thompson who is the attorney for the Illinois State Police there was another reason for continuing this lawsuit:
“They want us to pay (court) costs and we don’t want to pay costs,” he added. “That’s the only disagreement.”
A constitutional precedent not to keep FOID cardholder information private, but to avoid paying court costs. ODD!

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