IL Supreme Court Denies Transfer

Chicago Breaking News reports the AP story on this. Had Madigan sided with the teen girls of Illinois on this case, the high court would have been much more likely to take the case.

The Illinois Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a Cook County judge’s stay of enforcement of a law requiring a girl’s guardians be notified before she has an abortion.

A motion filed by the anti-abortion Thomas More Society and others asked that the legal case pending against the Parental Notice of Abortion Act be transferred from the appellate court to the high court.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the request.

Earlier this year, Judge Daniel Riley lifted a temporary restraining order on the never-enforced law, which he said was constitutional. He granted a stay on enforcement pending the conclusion of appeals.

The law was not enforced after it was passed in 1995 because there were no rules specifying how judges would handle the notification requirement. The high court issued those rules in 2006.

–The Associated Press

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