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States Attorney Denton Aud Releases Statement Concerning Judges Decision On Safety Act

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.

  1. Kimberly Gwaltney
    Kimberly Gwaltney
    December 29, 2022 at 7:11 am


  2. CountryGal
    December 29, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Thank you for fighting for the law abiding people of this state and specifically White County. This SAFE-T Act is a joke and will undoubtedly harm all Illinoisans. Thank God there are people like Mr. Aud to stand up for us.

  3. Sheryl Woodham
    Sheryl Woodham
    December 29, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    This decision will help victims of crime feel safer and keep our communities safer. Thank you for your efforts along with others.

  4. Emm
    December 30, 2022 at 6:45 am

    This is the best news I’ve heard since moving here. I thank all of you for working so hard to reverse this insanity. I literally had the chills reading this. Shew!

  5. OO Buckshot
    OO Buckshot
    December 30, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Great to hear something positive. Thank you


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