This is really great news:
A Pennsylvania Federal Court in Butler County v. Wolf reviewed the indefinite “emergency” restrictions imposed by the executive branch of Pennsylvania government, declaring limitations on gathering size, “stay-at-home orders,” and mandatory business closures unconstitutional. Refusing to accept the alleged need for a “new normal,” the Court stated that an “independent judiciary [is needed] to serve as a check on the exercise of emergency government power.”
We are six months into the longest “two weeks to flatten the curve” known to humanity with no end in sight. Enough is enough. It’s clearly unconstitutional that one person – often somebody who is a billionaire making huge profits off the lockdowns – should have the power to abuse an entire population of a state on a personal whim.
There can’t be an endlessly renewable emergency order that precludes any legislative action. This is undemocratic, unconstitutional, and absolutely wrong. No matter how you feel about the risk of COVID, you have to agree that so much power in the hands of a single person is dangerous.