A federal judge ruled Monday that the governor of Pennsylvania Tom WolfTom Wolf The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – “The Dark Side” of “Sleepy Joe”, Biden-Trump trades in weapons in swing states Trump on Biden’s skewers, again offers supporters to vote twice in Pennsylvania. COVID-1
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, appointed to Trump, said in his opinion that COVID-19 was ordered by Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine have violated and continue to violate the right of the First Amendment to freedom of assembly and the due process and the equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment.
Efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus “were made with the good intention of overcoming a public health emergency,” Stickman wrote.
“But even in an emergency, the authority of the government is not unhindered,” he added.
“There is no doubt that this country has faced and will continue to face emergencies of all kinds,” he wrote. “But the solution to a national crisis can never be replaced by the commitment to personal freedom that underlies the American experiment.”
Four Pennsylvania counties – Butler, Fayette, Green and Washington – with a representative Mike KellyGeorge (Mike) Joseph Kelly Dwarf suspends Trump mail mail case against Republic of Pennsylvania Dan Moiser tests positive for COVID-19 Watchdog calls for Gohmert’s investigation to “ignore public health guidelines” on COVID-19 MORE (R-Pa.), Three government officials and seven companies and their owners challenged the government’s coronavirus orders. The lawsuit was filed in May, when these counties were in the “red” phase, which required residents to stay at home.
The governor’s office did not immediately return a request for comment on the new decision.
Previous decisions have rejected several disputes over Wolf’s coronavirus orders. In July, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court manages the state legislative body could not stop the coronavirus.
Other governors across the country took similar steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with most countries following orders to stay at home and closing businesses.
Since then, Pennsylvania has lifted most of the restrictions on coronavirus, but still limits indoor gatherings to 25 people, outdoor gatherings to 250 people and indoor dining to 25 percent occupancy. Indoor dining capacity is expected to increase to 50 percent on September 21, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania has documented 140,842 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,869 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The New York Times categorized Pennsylvania as a state in which cases are “lower and remain low,” with a seven-day average of 676 new cases per day.