Justices reject appeal over Illinois concealed-carry rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal challenging Illinois’ system for issuing permits for people to carry concealed weapons in public.

The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that upheld the state’s requirements for obtaining a concealed-carry license.

Three men sued state officials after they said a state review board denied their permit requests without offering an adequate explanation. After the state amended its regulations in 2015, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the new requirements.

The new regulations require a review board to explain the basis for any denial and give an applicant 15 days to respond.

The men say the new rules still violate their due process rights.