A federal judge ruled Monday that the Pennsylvania government. Tom WolfTom Wolf The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – “Dark Side” of “Sleepy Joe”, Biden-Trump-Trading Spikes in Swing States Trump-Skewers Biden, again suggests that supporters in Pennsylvania Overnight Health Care vote twice: White House Denies Trump Has Hugged “Herd Immunity Strategy to COVID-1
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, a Trump-appointed judge, said in his opinion that COVID-19 appointed by Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine have violated and continue to violate the initial adjustment right to freedom of assembly as well as the due process and the equal treatment clauses of the 14th Amendment.
Efforts to halt the spread of the coronavirus “were made with good intentions to address a public health emergency,” Stickman wrote.
“But even in an emergency, the government’s authority is not unconditional,” he added.
“There is no question that this country faces and will face emergencies of all kinds,” he wrote. “But solving a national crisis must never replace the commitment to individual freedom that is the basis of the American experiment.”
Four counties in Pennsylvania – Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington – along with Rep. Mike KellyGeorge (Mike) Joseph KellyJudge halts Trump campaign mail voting lawsuit against Pennsylvania Representative Dan Meuser (R-Pa.), Three state representatives and seven companies and their owners challenged the state government’s coronavirus orders. Her lawsuit was filed in May when these districts were in the “red” phase, with residents being forced to stay at home.
The governor’s office did not immediately return a request for comment on the new ruling.
Previous rulings have denied multiple challenges to Wolf’s coronavirus orders. Pennsylvania Supreme Court in July ruled the state parliament could not finish the coronavirus shutdown.
Other governors across the country took similar steps at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Most states have implemented stay-at-home contracts and closed businesses.
Pennsylvania has since lifted most of the coronavirus restrictions, but limits indoor gatherings to 25 percent, outdoor gatherings to 250, and indoor dining to 25 percent. The capacity for indoor meals is expected to increase to 50 percent on September 21st CBS Pittsburgh.
Pennsylvania has documented 140,842 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,869 deaths since the pandemic began. The New York Times categorizes Pennsylvania as a state where cases are “lower and stay low,” with a seven-day average of 676 new cases per day.