Scott Szala, an adjunct professor at the College of Law who teaches a course on Illinois constitutional law, has become somewhat of a local media darling in recent weeks. As the resident expert on the state Constitution, Szala has been fielding many media calls in regards to the increasing number of lawsuits being filed against Governor Pritzker's stay-at-home order, which was put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 throughout the state. While some district courts have sided against the state, Szala feels strongly that the state has many grounds on which to appeal. In an interview late last month with the Illinois Newsroom, he said that "although Illinois law gives the governor 30 days of emergency authority, there’s nothing in state law that prohibits a governor from filing another 30-day order after the first one expires."
Read more from Szala on these lawsuits at Illinois Newsroom and WGN.