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Madigan Challenges Concealed Carry Ruling
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying to salvage the state's ban on concealed carry. Tuesday, Madigan filed a petition asking all 15 judges on the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a lawsuit challenging the ban.
Illinois is the only state where concealed carry is illegal statewide. Last month, a three-panel judge struck down the ban and gave lawmakers 180 days to write a law legalizing it. Madigan said the court's decision goes beyond what the U.S. Supreme Court has held and conflicts with decisions by two other federal appellate courts.