Court Accepts Amicus Brief Backing Guv’s Executive Order

April 30, 2020

The Fifth District Appellate Court today accepted the amicus brief of IHA, the American Nurses Association-Illinois, the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing, and the Illinois State Medical Society in the legal case challenging Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home executive order.

The four organizations are speaking out against the Clay County Circuit Court’s April 27 temporary restraining order, which prevents the administration from enforcing the extended stay-at-home order against the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit. While this ruling may only apply to one individual, it opens the door to similar lawsuits from others. The organizations strongly believe that the public health measures taken by the Governor’s executive order are needed to save lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

See the amicus brief and a joint press release.