A victory for the First Amendment occured on Monday!
In western Pennsylvania, a federal judge has ruled that the shutdown imposed by governor Tom Wolf due to coronavirus is unconstitutional.
The ruling says that the shutdown directly violates the First Amendment Right to assemble.
U.S. District Court Judge William Stickman IV said that that the stay-at-home order as well as the business closure components were both unconstitutional.
The limits previously put in place wouldn’t allow more than 25 people indoors, or 250 outdoors.
Four Western Pennsylvania counties – Butler, Green, Fayette, and Washington, filed a lawsuit claiming that Governor Tom Wolf’s closing of non-life-sustaining businesses and other restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional. https://t.co/hNdMe4IYRu
— abc27 News (@abc27News) September 14, 2020
Our pals at Fox News have more on the ruling:
A federal judge on Monday ruled that some of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s restrictions implemented amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic were