Dozens of state’s attorneys from around the state have filed lawsuits to stop the implementation of the controversial SAFE-T criminal justice law which was passed and signed last year. The lawsuits were recently consolidated into one case that will be heard in Kankakee County. Now that consolidated lawsuit will get its day in court on Tuesday, December 20.
Originally the case was set to be heard on December 7, but last-minute amendments to the law passed in the fall veto session caused a delay. Both sides were given time to amend their filings in order to reflect the changes to the law. It is expected that there could be a ruling in the case as early as December 28. The law it set to go into effect on January 1.