Tonight we turn our attention toward an ongoing pandemic debate as protocols don't stand up to court scrutiny.
Here's the aftermath of the decision . . .
The ruling from Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green means local health regulations throughout Missouri are struck down and rendered obsolete . . .
“This case is about whether Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services regulations can abolish representative government in the creation of public health laws, and whether it can authorize closure of a school or assembly based on the unfettered opinion of an unelected official. This court finds it cannot,” said Green.
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A Missouri judge ruled that local health officials can no longer issue COVID-19 safety orders, which he said infringe upon the constitutional separation of powers between branches of government, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The ruling from Cole County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Green means local health regulations throughout Missouri are struck down and rendered obsolete, reported the Post-Dispatch.
Green ordered that all existing health orders issued by local health authorities are "null and void." COLE COUNTY, Mo. - A Missouri judge ruled Tuesday that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted.
Caveat . . .
If a biz asks a patron to wear a mask, that's still their right and Missouri allows places to refuse service for any reason that's not discriminatory . . . However, this decision could mean that even fewer business will choose to enforce pandemic protocols . . .
Developing . . .