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North Central College dean featured on WGN-TV

May 31, 2023

Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed latest IL assault weapons ban ruling by SCOTUS Justice Barrett

The U.S. Supreme Court, for now, will not block a new Illinois law that prohibits the sale of certain semi-automatic guns and large-capacity magazines. The high court denied an emergency request from people challenging the law, which bans so-called assault weapons. The law's opponents had asked the court to put the law on hold while a court challenge continues. The court did not comment and no justice publicly dissented. The decision from Justice Amy Coney Barrett comes a day after the Illinois Supreme Court heard a separate challenge to the state's assault weapons ban. The justices are considering putting a temporary hold on the legislation. The arguments in court focused on equal protection rights.

Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed on WGN-TV, where he discussed the legal battles surrounding assault weapons ban.

Click here to watch the full interview on WGN-TV.