The U.S. Supreme Court has granted an extension request from Attorney General Lisa Madigan on a lower court’s December 2012 ruling that Illinois must implement a concealed carry law by June 9, 2013.
Madigan asked for “a second and final thirty-day extension” to file a possible appeal of the appellate court’s ruling that Illinois’ total ban on public carrying of loaded firearms is unconstitutional. Currently, Madigan has until June 24th to file her appeal.
The appellate court recently granted Madigan’s first 30-day extension, moving the deadline from June 9th to July 9th. The new deadline is now July 22.
Just days prior to the first extension, lawmakers sent Gov. Pat Quinn a bill that would meet the appellate court’s demand for a concealed carry law in Illinois.
The High Court today said good cause exists for the second extension request. A spokeswoman for the attorney general said Monday the reason behind the 2nd extension request was because of uncertainty over Quinn’s plans for the measure, as he has not signed the measure nor indicated if he intends to do so.