Clay County, IL. (ECWd) -
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is now facing an Indirect Civil Contempt Motion in the Darren Bailey lawsuit to include a request he be placed in custody in the county jail.
The motion is based on the fact the Governor has ignored the Court's prior orders and continues to issue Executive Orders as it relates to COVID-19.
The motion seeks the following:
A. That, Jay Robert Pritzker, be adjudged in indirect civil contempt of this Court and be required to show cause, if any he can, why he should not be held in contempt of this Court and punished for his willful and contumacious disregard with this Court's order;
B. That Jay Robert Pritzker be ordered to purge himself by rescinding the abovementioned executive orders instanter; and should he refuse, he be placed in temporary custody within the Clay County Jail until he purges himself by rescinding the above-mentioned executive orders;
C. In the alternative, the Court craft any other just sanction which compels Jay Robert Pritzker to purge his contempt.
D. That Jay Robert Pritzker be held liable for the Darren Bailey's attorney fees he has incurred in enforcing the willful disregard of this Court' s order;
E. That this Court enters any further orders which the Court deems just and equitable.