If you want to sue the government, that's fine with Paul Schimpf. In fact, he encourages it. Schimpf is the former Marine judge advocate who is the Republican running against three-term incumbent Attorney General Lisa Madigan. As part of his plan to prioritize accountability and corruption-busting, he says he’d give weight to existing law enabling citizens to sue the government
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“We’re going to take a look at every suit that’s brought forward, and if there’s merit to it, we’re not going to be defending the governor,” said Schimpf. “He’ll have to hire a private attorney to defend him if he’s acting outside the scope of government.” Schimpf takes credit for military law incorporating evidentiary privilege between a victim and victim advocate. Previously, for example, whatever a sex assault victim said about a suspect could be given to that suspect as part of discovery.
Schimpf, of Waterloo, is on a ticket that includes Republican governor nominee Bruce Rauner. He says Rauner has encouraged him but has not given him any money.