What do Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom, Tony Evers, Tom Wolf, JB Pritzker and Andy Beshear all have in common? Actually they have two things in common. They are all Democrats and they are all facing law suits due to their lock down policies that killed small businesses and put hundreds of thousands of people out of work permanently.
One woman opened her business without the Democratic governor and was fined $14,000 dollars for endangering her employees despite the fact that she has no employees. Then they sent Children Services, who threatened to take away her kids. Several businesses had their license to operate revoked. All of this is done by the use of dictatorial decree without due process.
The first amendment says that government cannot stop you from protesting peacefully,, First Amendment. The government cannot take away your business or other assets with compensating you, Fifth Amendment. Yet states are shuttering businesses without due process. Many of these lawsuits will be successful and then taxpayers will foot the bill, not the governors.
Stay-at-home orders aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus are now facing legal challenges from residents and state officials alike, alleging that some measures – mostly put in place by Democrats -- go too far while the country gradually moves toward reopening.
California alone is facing at least a dozen lawsuits that include claims that the state has unjustly closed down gun shops and religious services, infringed on freedoms of speech and assembly by restricting protests, and one case where a resident alleges that being forced to remain at home constitutes forced detention without due process.
“We’re being challenged,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “All across this country, every single day, governors are being challenged, local health officials are being challenged, and it’s a spirit of collaboration. Those that continue to pursue things that put people in harm’s risk, you have to have stepped up efforts and enforcement and sanctions.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is up against a lawsuit from Republicans in her state’s House and Senate over her extension of an already-strict emergency order that has regulated residents’ movement and closed businesses. The GOP lawsuit claims that Whitmer overstepped her authority by extending her previous shutdown order, saying she needs the legislature’s approval to extend it beyond 28 days.