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Illinois Appeals Judge’s Restraining Order on Gun Ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has asked a state appellate court to dismiss a temporary restraining order on Illinois’ new ban on semiautomatic weapons.

The two-week-old law was adopted in response to a mass shooting at the July 4th parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.

Raoul filed the request Monday with the 5th District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon.

It contends the restraining order issued last Friday by Effingham County Circuit Judge Joshua Morrison was improper because of contrary state Supreme Court rulings and the lawsuit’s inability to prove the gun ban’s approval violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause.