Several sheriffs in upstate New York have declared that they will not enforce Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new executive order limiting private gatherings on Thanksgiving.
Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, who has a law degree, went so far as to question the legality of Cuomo’s 10-person cap on gatherings, even in private residences.
“Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle,” the sheriff wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.
“I have received numerous calls, texts, messages, posts and emails inquiring about Governor Cuomo’s Thanksgiving Executive Order and whether the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office intends to enforce it,” he wrote.
“First an Executive Order applying directly to citizens for their private conduct is usually not a law in the sense that there are no penalties attached and you can’t be arrested. Businesses are different. An Executive Order can authorize the State Health Department, the State Liquor