A controversial piece of legislation will be decided on by a judge in Illinois very soon. JustTheNews reports that a law passed by the state's legislature which would end cash bail in the state will ultimately be decided upon by a Kankakee County judge. This is because a lawsuit was brought by more than 60 state attorneys throughout the state of Illinois opposing the measure. JustTheNews reports that the bill was set to go into effect on January 1, 2023, but that will either be delayed or denied wholly based on this judge's ruling. The Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity Today, or SAFE-T Act, was passed by the State Assembly in January 2021 and had a start date of January 1, 2023. However, pushback from many meant that it was not guaranteed to begin on the first day of the new year as scheduled. [tweet_embed]December 30, 2022[/tweet_embed] In November, State Rep. Adam Niemerg, R-Dieterich, stated that the law was unconstitutional and should be struck down. He reportedly said the following about it: "We are at a particular point where this goes into effect on January 1, and we got ... state attorneys that are highly questioning this particular piece of legislation." [tweet_embed]December 30, 2022[/tweet_embed] "Furthermore, the constitutionality of the measure is very much in question." He spoke to Center Square when giving those quotes. Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois just won a second term in November's elections and said that language in the bill should be cleared up so there are clear understandings about its intent. He told JustTheNews: "So let us amend the act to make it very explicit," Pritzker said in October. "Those violent criminals that are in jail awaiting trial, that January 1 is not some deadline to let people out." However, the Governor also insists that the legislation will do the opposite of what the Republicans say it will do. He was quoted as saying: "It is to make sure that people who are awaiting trial and are non-violent, who may have committed a low-level offense, do not sit in jail because they do not have a few hundred dollars." Regardless of where one stands on the measure, it is clear that it will ultimately come down to the decision of the judge, in this case, to determine if the legislation will be permitted to move forward or not. Therefore, everyone should hold their breath and wait to see the outcome.