Barickman: Pritzker’s plan violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement regarding the ruling of the Illinois legislative map as unconstitutional.
“Governor JB Pritzker betrayed the people of Illinois when he broke his campaign promise and attempted to legitimize his party’s blatant grab for power. Pritzker’s actions harmed countless Illinoisans, with the Court acknowledging that states ‘do not receive a blank check to dilute votes.’ Today, we know the truth, by the words of the Three-Judge Court for the Northern District of Illinois: Pritzker’s plan ‘violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.’”
“It is encouraging that the court came to the same conclusion that so many Illinoisans and good government groups did, that this map, based on seriously inaccurate data and partisan intentions, was unconstitutional.”