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50 Illinois counties sue Pritzker for “unconstitutional” SAFE-T Act

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Stephenson County State’s Attorney Carl Larson

The number of counties opposing Governor Pritzker’s SAFE-T Act – especially eliminating cash bail- is now close to 50.

FREEPORT, Ill. — State’s attorneys from Winnebago, Boone, and Stephenson counties all announced new lawsuits against Gov. JB Pritzker, calling the SAFE-T Act, which would eliminate cash bail, unconstitutional.

Stephenson County State’s Attorney Carl Larson became the latest to announce a lawsuit on Thursday afternoon, filed on behalf of Stephenson County Sheriff David Snyders.

“The suit alleges various violations including the act was filed in violation of the single subject rule and that portions of the SAFE-T Act (which eliminates the current system of cash bond) violates Article 1 section 9 of the Illinois Constitution, which guarantees that ‘All persons shall be bailable by sufficient sureties,’” Larson said in a press release.

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