I received the final decision on our lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the SAFE-T Act and specifically the Pretrial Fairness Act portion of it. In essence, it is my joy and honor to inform you that the judge has ruled in favor of myself and the 64 other state’s attorneys, and plaintiff sheriffs, on the majority of the counts of our lawsuit by finding that the Illinois General Assembly attempted to unconstitutionally amend Article 1 Section 9‘s right to bail and Section 8.1’s rights of victims of the Illinois Constitution and has also violated the Illinois Constitution’s separation of powers provisions by infringing on the authority of the judiciary. Consequently, a summary judgment was entered in our favor finding that the Pretrial Fairness Act portion of the SAFE-T Act has been declared unconstitutional. This is a magnificent day for the rule of law and for the People of the State of Illinois. I’m extremely proud of my compatriot state’s attorneys and our lawsuit to restore the constitutional balance of power, protect the community,safeguard the constitutional rights of the citizens, and preserve the rule of law in Illinois.