Following a COVID remask defeat and outcry over confusing public health rules, the courthouse is fighting back against a recent Missouri decision that gives municipalities more leeway to make their own public health decisions.
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TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY LAWSUIT CLAIMS CHAOS AMID COVID AFTER PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOL SWITCHEROO!!!
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DON'T SLEEP ON THAT "LITIGATION OF TERROR" CLOSING LINE AGAINST THE MISSOURI AG!!!
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Jackson County files motion to intervene in Cole County Circuit Court public health case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 52.12, Jackson County has filed a motion today to intervene in the Robinson vs. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) lawsuit and stay the judgment issued by the Cole County Circuit Court pending resolution on appeal or the court’s reconsideration of the judgment. The motion, filed in conjunction with St. Louis County, seeks to preserve the regulations that have enabled local public health authorities to address all matters of public health, not just COVID-19.
The filings specifically state that “in a single proceeding, this Court upended the longstanding public health framework in the State of Missouri, failed to consider relevant law and went far beyond the relief requested.” Additionally, the filings say the court’s November 22, 2021 judgment has created great confusion during a significant public health crisis, which heavily favors both counties’ request to stay the court’s decision.
Jackson County and St. Louis County both argue that chaos now reigns in the state with respect to the administration of public health. Few public health officials, local government leaders and school boards have any idea what they are legally permitted to do or are legally prohibited from doing. As a result, officials from both counties assert that they cannot sit idly by in dereliction of their statutory and regulatory duties to protect the public health by preventing the spread of diseases in their communities.
Despite the desire of DHSS to appeal the court’s decision, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is abdicating his duty to do so, instead electing to embark on a campaign of litigation terror against local governments and schools throughout the State. The citizens of Missouri deserve better and that is what this motion seeks to do.
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Jackson County said it is joining St. Louis County to intervene in a lawsuit where a Missouri judge's ruling barred public mask mandates issued by health departments.Jackson County said it filed a motion Monday to intervene in the Robinson vs.
Saying that "chaos now reigns" in Missouri's public health landscape, Jackson and St. Louis counties want permission to appeal a judge's decision that stopped local health departments from issuing orders aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jackson County and St. Louis County are teaming up to challenge a court ruling that struck down public health officials' abilities to issue health orders. The two Missouri counties filed a motion Monday to intervene in the Robinson vs.
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