Federal Judge – Pennsylvania Lockdown Unconstitutional

In a rare win for freedom in the days of “the new normal,” US District Court Judge William Stickman IV sided with the plaintiffs – a collection of small business owners – against the state.

Governor Tom Wolf’s decree had forced people to stay home, limited the size of social gatherings and ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down.

Judge Stickman found the measures to be “overreaching and arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights”.

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Read entire ruling here:

Thanks to Penelope for these links


13 thoughts on “Federal Judge – Pennsylvania Lockdown Unconstitutional”

  1. Can the gyms in PA now offer showers?

    I see that you’re going to be on with Noory next Wednesday.NJ is about to go into a deep freeze-and it has nothing to do with the Commonwealth Carpetbagger Murphy.

  2. What is The Economy of Francesco? It is an international meeting of young Catholic scholars and activists who will meet in Assisi next month to discuss a new economic model for the world, one which has social justice and the environment at its heart.The title of the event refers to Saint Francis of Assisi who cared deeply for the natural world [animals and especially the extortion by wolves], but also Pope Francis. In his papal encyclicals, particularly Laudato Si’, the Holy Father has lamented the pathological state of the global economy…
    Francis leading the ‘economic extortion wolf’ to Gubbio
    THE GREAT RESET Davos & the Plot to Cancel Trump and
    The Economy of Francesco
    The Economy of Francesco | Jesuits in Britain
    The largest organization of homo-pedophilia on the planet are still the highest level economists for The Great Reset – The New World Order.
    Nothing new under the sun from medieval times to modern day GSMs and everything in-between.

    Amazing Polly on the pedophiliacs going full tilt mainstream

  3. A quote from the ruling
    “There is no question that this Country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.

    “The Constitution cannot accept the concept of a “new normal” where the basic liberties of the people can be subordinated to open-ended emergency mitigation measures. Rather, the Constitution sets certain lines that may not be crossed, even in an emergency.”


    “TOLEDO — An Ohio citizens group has filed a lawsuit in federal court to remove Gov. Mike DeWine’s emergency health order, which was signed on March 9 and remains in place today.

    “Ohio Stands Up! describes itself as a grassroots organization composed of Ohio citizens focused on restoring the rights of Ohio’s 11.69 million residents and educating the public about the realities of COVID-19 data.”

    The entire filing is quite interesting. I quote just paragraph 47

    “47 If we view the danger posed by this disease in terms of its potential to kill people infected with it and in conjunction with its level of contagiousness, then the answer to the question “how
    dangerous is COVID-19” is roughly the same as the yearly flu. We ask the Court, do we believe the yearly flu would warrant the reaction we have seen to COVID-19? Can anyone honestly believe that the founding fathers of our nation would have allowed for the egregious violation of Constitutional rights under the guise of an emergency for something akin to the yearly flu? “

      • Robert, Could it be censorship? I have heard that one cannot post on facebook the CDC’s latest– that only 6% of covid deaths had no underlying pathology; average no. of underlying conditions 2.5.

        If you google “lawsuit v gov dewine” it comes up & so does the link to the lawsuit. Actually, so do numerous other stories referring to it.

        -Toledo Blade takes the opposite side, as if it were wrong to fight lockdown, although I can’t access the story.

        – “Robert Gargasz, a Lorain County attorney who has sued in state court on behalf of dance studios and entertainment venues, represents nine plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit naming Gov. Mike DeWine and interim state health director Lance Himes as defendants. Gargasz claims there’s no emergency and that the state has something to hide.

        “We need to be protected against this tyranny,” he said.

        “Gargasz also said DeWine and former Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Action intentionally misled and terrified the public, causing businesses to lose a trillion dollars in economic activity.

        “Ohio’s citizens, Ohio’s businesses have all been damaged. And we had to go to court in order to try to get this stopped. I mean that lawsuit is meant to restore liberty and freedom for Ohioans,” Gargasz said. ” https://www.ideastream.org/news/federal-lawsuit-filed-over-ohios-coronavirus-restrictions

  5. Oh, do read it. Here’s para 74

    “74 The language of the Jacobson ruling indicates that the needs of a small minority should not control the rights of the vast majority. The Court actually states, “We are unwilling to hold it to be an element in the liberty secured by the Constitution of the United States that one person, or a minority of persons, residing in any community and enjoying the benefits of its local government, should have the power thus to dominate the majority when supported in their action
    by the authority of the State.” As noted in the facts above and attached documents, the emergency declaration in Ohio occurred when only three cases were present.186 Since then it has
    become a well-established fact that COVID-19 presents nearly no risk to a majority of the population and a substantial risk to only a very few.”

    But it’s not enough people. We are going to have to publicly identify those who advance the murderous treason. And we shall have to end the illicit wealth concentration that made it possible.

  6. Massachusetts “In June, NCLA filed a complaint in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of small business owners, entrepreneurs, church pastors, and the headmaster of a private school, against Governor Baker’s unlawful Civil Defense Act State of Emergency. The lawsuit aims to restore constitutional governance to the Commonwealth by returning the power to protect the health and
    welfare of Massachusetts residents to local boards of health and the
    legislature, as required by law and the Massachusetts Constitution. In July, Justice Barbara A. Lenk transferred the case to Massachusetts’s highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court. The Supreme Judicial Court Massachusetts “In June, NCLA filed a complaint in Massachusetts Superior Court on behalf of small business owners, entrepreneurs, church pastors, and the headmaster of a private school, against Governor Baker’s unlawful Civil Defense Act State of Emergency. The lawsuit aims to restore constitutional governance to the Commonwealth by returning the power to protect the health and
    welfare of Massachusetts residents to local boards of health and the heard oral arguments on September 11, 2020, and a decision is expected in the upcoming weeks​.”

    NCLA = New Civil Liberty Alliance says its mission is to protect us from the administrative state. It’s national & offers a free signup for newsletter, etc. Pro Bono of an existing legal firm; looks ok.

    CA lawsuits to regain religious & education-of-kids rights. Also a gathering of signatures to recall Gov. So far haven’t found a lawsuit to rescind the whole lockdown.

    To get lawsuit info in your State just google “lawsuit v CA governor”, or whatever State.

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s statewide mask mandate should be immediately ended because Gov. Tony Evers didn’t have the legal authority to order it, three western Wisconsin residents represented by conservative law firm argue in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Aug 25 story

    MADISON – The Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ order shutting down daily life to limit the spread of coronavirus — marking the first time a statewide order of its kind has been knocked down by a court of last resort.

    The state’s highest court sided with Republican lawmakers Wednesday in a decision that curbed the power of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration to act unilaterally during public health emergencies.

    The 4-3 decision was written by four of the court’s conservatives — Chief Justice Patience Roggensack and Justices Rebecca Bradley, Daniel Kelly and Annette Ziegler. May 13 story https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/13/wisconsin-supreme-court-strikes-down-tony-evers-coronav

    CO Republican minority leader & an activist file suit against Gov’s mask order. CO Supreme Ct refuses to hear it. Aug 28 story

    TN ” Governor has issued executive orders purporting to have the force of law carrying civil penalties and has delegated authority to county executives to issue mandates in their respective counties, all of which is unconstitutional according to the Tennessee Constitution,” said Gary Humble, founder and president of Citizens for Limited Government and Constitutional Integrity, Inc., in a news release.”

    AN ONLINE RESOLUTION– A way to bring people together, find legal help??

    The group launched an ONLINE RESOLUTION on Friday making the constitutional argument against Lee’s use of the state’s emergency powers statute. The resolution has received over 1,000 signatures over the weekend by citizens of Tennessee, business owners and elected officials demanding that the governor and county executives ceases and desist from “continuing to issue unconstitutional orders and/or regulations based on illegitimate delegated authority,” and “restrain themselves to performing their lawful duties” under the Tennessee Constitution. https://www.wsmv.com/news/davidson_county/group-alleges-gov-lee-exceeds-authority-with-executive The language of the resolution is here too.

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