On 8 October 2009, the Illinois Supreme Court issued a
unanimous opinion on the People v. Diggins case.
Because this matter concerned an interpretation of how a
firearm can be transported legally within Illinois, the
ISRA felt it was important that certain points be
brought before the court in order to clarify the
legislatures' intent at the time the law was debated.
With the ISRA's knowledge of the legislative history
pertaining to this part of the Criminal Code, ISRA's
attorney, Victor D. Quilici filed an Amicus Brief,
(friend of the court), with the above purpose in mind.
The ISRA is pleased with the Court's decision which we feel is in line with the legislature's original intent.
Thanks especially go out to Tiffany Ritchie Esq. of the
Schrier & Ritchie law firm in Peoria, Illinois who
handled the case and its arguments including the oral
argument before the Supreme Court. Tiffany did a
spectacular job in her briefs and arguments and we were
very happy to be associated in her case.
For a more technical analysis of the decision,