Springfield -- Illinois Attorney
General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide
whether to file an appeal on a court order that the state enact a law allowing
public possession of firearms.
Madigan spokeswoman Natalie Bauer says
the Democrat filed a petition Monday asking for an extension until June 24.
That's a 30-day extension from the
current May 23 deadline for deciding on an appeal.
The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
ruled in December that Illinois'
concealed carry ban is unconstitutional. It gave lawmakers until June 9 to fix
Bauer says an extension would allow
Madigan more time to carefully review a possible appeal drafted by her lawyers.
Lawmakers are currently arguing over what
a concealed carry law would look like.
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