Clay Co., Illinois (ECWd) -
We obtained the transcript from the Darren Bailey Motion for Summary Judgement hearing today and encourage everyone to read it. Doing so will clear up any doubts on what the Judge said and how he ruled.
Of interest is the Governor, by his own attorney's admission on page 41, states they cannot appeal this case until it is final, which it is not due to the Governor's attorney being granted a motion to file a Summary Judgement motion.
Page 62 is where the Judge asked the question, "Are you comparing Thermal Nuclear War to the Flu?"
The Judge, on page 77 raises several questions that need to be answered. we can only pray those answers are provided in the next Summary Judgement filed by the Governor as we believe most of the citizens in this state want the same answers.
THE COURT: The defendant insists that his executive orders are driven by data, research and experts. What data? What research? Which experts? How and by whom was this data and research generated? Was it peer-reviewed? Were opposing opinions even considered? Who designated these people as experts? What is their bias? What are their qualifications? There is no transparency, only the pronouncement of the defendant who chooses the data, research and expert that fit his agenda.
Page 78 was inspirational for those that understand what it means to live in a Constitutional Republic.
"This court read with great interest, and greater chagrin, the Illinois Attorney General's argument in federal court with respect to this case when he stated that due process is, and I quote, flexible depending on the circumstances, end quote. This court vehemently disagrees. Due process is, quote, flexible depending on the circumstances, end quote, if you live in Russia or China or Cuba or Argentina or some banana republic where, after disarming the general population, the person who usually winds up being in charge is the one with the most guns and the least humanity."
"Due process is not, quote, flexible, end quote, in this or any other state in this nation. Due process is the birthright of every American citizen. It is bedrock and hell will freeze before this court ever rules that due process is flexible."
We took the liberty of highlighting some of the key points in the hearing but please read it all as it is a great read. You can download a copy at this link or view it below.