A federal judge has ruled that many of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D)’s coronavirus restrictions are unconstitutional and were an overreach.
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV ruled in favor of plaintiffs in the lawsuit, including hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer and several Republican officeholders.
The ruling struck down Wolf’s stay-at-home order, non-essential business shutdowns, and restrictions limiting large gatherings to 25 indoors and 250 outdoors. It reportedly did not address capacity limitations in restaurants or the mandatory mask order.
Many of the restrictions have since been lifted, and Wolf is deciding whether to appeal the court’s order to preserve the remaining restrictions.
Never mind that Wolf broke his own restrictions by marching in protests that far exceeded the outdoor gathering limit of 250 people. Lets hope any higher courts preserve this opinion so that Wolf cannot impose more restrictions like these in the future.
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