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Legal Challenges to State COVID-19 Orders

October 20, 2020

Click to open Legal Challenges to State COVID-19 Orders (PDF)In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, state and territorial executive officials have issued declarations and orders aimed at mitigating the impact of the coronavirus. Across the country, these executive actions—including stay-at-home orders, public gathering limits, and emergency declarations—are being challenged in courts as violating constitutional and statutory provisions. This report examines the legal challenges being made against COVID-19 orders and looks at some of the early litigation results and emerging issues.

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