Illinois Supreme Court Denies Jussie Smollett’s Emergency Bid To Overturn New Charges

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The Illinois Supreme Court has shot down Jussie Smollet‘s emergency bid to have the charges brought by the special prosecutor overturned.

Related: Jussie Smollett Indicted In Chicago By Special Prosecutor

Via NY Daily News:

In a pair of rulings, the state’s highest court declined to put Smollet’s criminal case on hold and outright rejected his attempt to disqualify the special prosecutor who won the second round of charges against him last month.

The rulings mean Smollett’s six new counts of disorderly conduct will move ahead in circuit court in Chicago following his second “not guilty” plea entered Feb. 24.

In their emergency petition to the Supreme Court, Smollett’s lawyers argued a lower court judge “exceeded (his) jurisdiction” when he appointed special prosecutor Dan. K. Webb to reinvestigate claims Smollett suffered a racist and homophobic attack on Jan. 29, 2019.

It looks like Jussie may have to face these charges after all.

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