Over the course of April, multiple governors across America have faced lawsuits over their Executive Orders that direct residents to remain home. Many parts of these orders have banned movements such as traveling between homes, visiting friends and families, gathering at religious institutions, and more.
One of the latest governors to face a lawsuit is Colorado’s own Jared Polis. Earlier this month, Colorado resident Glenn Raliegh sued the state’s governor, affirming that Polis’ stay-at-home directive violates the First Amendment, Fifth Amendment, and 14th Amendment, noted CBS Denver.
Reviewing the Lawsuit Against Colorado Gov. Polis
Raliegh’s legal suit against the Colorado governor does not mince words. As the plaintiff, the Colorado resident states that Polis’ order is not justified by COVID-19.
Also, Raliegh’s lawsuit presents a New England Journal of Medicine article written by coronavirus task force Dr. Anthony Fauci as evidence. In this article, Fauci clearly states that projected COVID-19 death rates were overestimated; within the March 29, 2020 article, Fauci moreover claims that the deaths from coronavirus will mirror those of a “bad flu.”
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) April 29, 2020
Additional pointers in Raliegh’s suit against Gov. Polis note that Executive Orders prompted by coronavirus cannot and must not ban constitutional rights, such as voting rights and free speech rights.
The Colorado resident also included in the lawsuit direct ways in which Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order has adversely impacted him. According to Raliegh, this mandate is negatively impairing his ability to make a living by selling property; likewise, the Colorado resident is struggling to frequent his weekly chiropractic meetings or purchase property in the state.
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— Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) April 9, 2020
Glenn Raliegh is anticipating that his lawsuit against Gov. Polis will result in sanctions prohibiting officials from executing the stay-at-home order, along with a trio of declarative judgments against Polis.
What do you make of the lawsuit against Colorado Gov. Jared Polis? Do you believe his stay-at-home order is in breach of the United States Constitution? Sound off down below in the comments section!