January 21 was the deadline for all parties to file requests to subpoena witnesses and documents, as well as requests to submit evidence. Both the Governor and the House prosecutor have until 10:00 a.m., January 24 to respond to these requests.
The trial is expected to start January 26.
COURTS RULES AGAINST ‘MOMENT OF SILENCE’ LAW
A federal judge recently ruled against the Illinois law mandating a moment of silence in public schools.
The legislation was introduced and passed as a way to allow students to silently reflect on the day’s events; however, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman ruled that “The statute is a subtle effort to force students at impressionable ages to contemplate religion.”
It is not known if Gettleman’s decision will be appealed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.