Illinois Supreme Court hears arguments over No Cash Bail

The Illinois Supreme Court took arguments over the state’s suspended no-cash bail law under advisement after oral arguments were presented Tuesday in Springfield.  Under questioning from Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Jane Theis, Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe argued they have standing.

"If we're regulated by the act, then we're proper party to the litigation," Rowe told the court. 

The circuit court also found the law violated the separation of powers and that the act violates the Illinois Constitution’s Victims’ Bill of Rights.

Rowe argued there is a way to end cash bail that should have been followed but wasn’t. "The question should be on the ballot. Let the people decide, it's that easy."

The court took the case under advisement. A ruling isn’t expected for weeks.

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