US judge calls Pennsylvania virus restrictions 'unconstitutional'
US judge calls Pennsylvania virus restrictions 'unconstitutional'

New York (AFP) – A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Monday that orders by the state’s Democratic governor to shut down businesses and limit gatherings to tackle Covid-19 were “unconstitutional.”The lockdown measures, announced at the start of the coronavirus in March, were challenged in court by several Republican lawmakers and small business owners, including the proprietor of a hair salon and of a racehorse stable, who said the restrictions put their enterprises at risk.Judge William Stickman ruled in their favor, and said that even if the governor acted with “good intention of addressing…

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