The outcome was inevitable as the courts side with local government over small biz and the power of politicos over the plebs is upheld.
Here's the victory lap from the Courthouse . . .
Jackson County Executive’s Office statement on Rae’s Café ruling
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jackson County Executive’s Office has issued the following statement in response to the judge’s ruling regarding Rae’s Café in Blue Springs:
“We respect and appreciate the Court’s ruling as well as their time and attention to this matter. While we are pleased with the outcome, it is unfortunate that we had to pursue legal action, but today, the Court affirmed that doing so was our only option to ensure our public health order is followed. We remain committed to taking the actions needed to protect the health and safety of our community during this difficult and challenging time. Together we will get through this pandemic and in the end, we will have a stronger, more compassionate and caring community.”
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A Jackson County judge has ruled on a Blue Springs restaurant's challenge to Jackson County's mask mandate.The judge reaffirmed the county's temporary restraining order against Rae's Cafe and denied the restaurant's counterclaim. The judge has ordered the restaurant closed as a public or private establishment.Rae's Cafe has been operating as a private club in defiance of the temporary restraining order issued earlier this morning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Jackson County Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday that a temporary restraining order should remain in effect for Rae's Cafe in Blue Springs. In the ruling, Judge Jennifer Phillips wrote the order remains in effect unless the restaurant complies the county's public health order requiring the wearing of masks in most indoor settings.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Rae's Cafe in Blue Springs will be forced to close, at least for now, after a judge's ruling Thursday. A Jackson County judge sided with the county and granted a temporary restraining order after the restaurant violated Jackson County's mask mandate.
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