Illinois Judge Blocks Mid-Election Rule Change Enacted By Gov. Pritzker

President Joe Biden greets Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. While in the Chicago area, Biden will highlight his order to require large employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for its workers during a visit to a construction site. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Liberty Justice Center secured a court order temporarily halting enforcement of an Illinois law that Gov. J.B. Pritzker hastily enacted prohibiting candidates that didn’t run in the primary from being slated for the November election.

Earlier this month, super-majority Democrats in the Illinois legislature approved and the governor signed a mid-election year law ending the slating of candidates. Following a lawsuit, a Sangamon County judge ruled Wednesday that Illinois’ ability to enforce the election law against potential candidates is on hold.

Prior to signing the bill, Pritzker called it an “ethics bill.”