Skip to comments.Ohio Judge Deems the State’s COVID-19 Lockdown ‘Arbitrary, Unreasonable, and Oppressive’
Posted on 05/21/2020 4:59:54 AM PDT by ResistorSister
The ruling says the state's top health official exceeded her statutory authority by ordering "nonessential" businesses to close.
Ohio's COVID-19 lockdown is illegal, a state judge ruled today, because it exceeds the powers granted by the statute under which it was imposed. Responding to a May 8 lawsuit filed by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law on behalf of 35 gyms, Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci enjoined Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton from penalizing the plaintiffs or similar businesses for violating the lockdown, provided "they operate in compliance with all applicable safety regulations."
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Better late than never judge.
Why not the dude from Pennsylvania? Isn’t he/she glamorous enough?
Busnisses in Deleware County PA are stadting to re-open. County DA won’t prosocute, big rally today. Wolf is handing PA to PT.
Ohio received a D- for Staying at home according to cell phone tracking. These people in the Statehouse are oblivious as to what is happening out here in the real world.
The underground economy is alive and well in Ohio.
In November get out and vote for sanity and freedom...not nitwittery and protofascism. Vote as if you’ll never be allowed to vote again.
It’s true although as someone who was considered ‘essential’ and was out every day without missing a beat, the streets and highways were pretty damned dead in late March and early April, and began trending back since. By the time the easing started to get announced, I would say things were already 3/4ths of the way back to normal. A lot of people who didn’t personally want to catch (or give) the virus were will not on board with the full quarantining concept and started to venture out.
The physical distancing was the only thing that we ever really needed. There saying now that they don’t think it spreads on surfaces very much at all. Even back in February I was saying on here that this would be a very unusual virus if it spread heavily via surfaces. Unlike bacteria (particularly those that make spores) viruses do NOT live long outside their hosts.
People are starting to trust their own common sense now, and not necessarily trusting everything spewed by people with lab coats on to make themselves appear authoritative.
From the beginning, nothing needed to be shut down, and in each and every case, relevant rules to each case could have been recommended regarding health safety measures.
At it’s least it would have meant ideas like everyone going to work wearing masks all the time, and everyone in retail, employees and customers doing the same. Everyone would have seen how far that would have gone in terms of “flattening the curve” with no business shut down.
But then they would not have had the opportunity to scare the hell out of so many people.
I second that Amen!
(The judge should have added 'Opportunistic")
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Ohio Judge Deems the States COVID-19 Lockdown Arbitrary, Unreasonable, and Oppressive
Reason.com ^ | May 20, 2020 | Jacob Sullum
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