Judge upholds Beshear’s mass gathering ban, says no to travel ban


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s restriction on travel amid the coronavirus pandemic is unconstitutional. But U.S. District Judge William O. Bertelsman sided with the governor on a ban of mass gatherings in a ruling Monday.

Beshear announced the travel ban on March 30. You can read his executive order here.

A group of plaintiffs who attended a church service in Louisville had filed suit challenging the travel and mass gatherings bans.

They attended an Easter church service and received orders from the state to quarantine for 14 days.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has threatened to sue the governor if he does not rescind the order banning mass gatherings.

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(This story was originally published on May 5, 2020)


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