Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Administration Company headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa. | Joe Hermi
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s pandemic restrictions that required folks to remain at house, positioned measurement limits on gatherings and ordered “non-life-sustaining” companies to close down are unconstitutional, a federal choose dominated Monday.
U.S. District Decide William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President Donald Trump, sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in film theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse coach and a number of other Republican officeholders of their lawsuit towards Wolf, a Democrat, and his well being secretary.
The Wolf administration’s pandemic insurance policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated residents’ constitutional rights, Stickman wrote in his ruling.