Illinois seems determined to resist entering the 21st Century and recognizing the rights of its residents. Most recently is a move to remove hundreds of lawsuits over denied CCW applications from the courts and place the appeals process back into the hands of the review board that denied the application in the first place. The fact the denied applicants get a mere ten days to appeal only serves to make the process more onerous.
This is a perfect example of why the founders included the words “shall not be infringed” in the bill of rights. It also illustrates why the voters of Illinois need to be very careful in choosing their representatives. Only by recognizing everyone’s civil rights will Illinois be able to avoid costly lawsuits, that the (living) voters will have to fund.