Judge grants injunction for religious schools

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FRANKFORT (WEHT) – A federal judge said Gov. Andy Beshear cannot close religious schools to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove granted a preliminary injunction for 17 private schools named in a lawsuit, including Heritage Christian in Owensboro.

Beshear had ordered all schools to stop in-person learning for several weeks. Van Tatenhove said while the governor has the right to impose some restrictions, he cannot infringe protected values.

The entire order can be read below:

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(This story was originally published on November 25, 2020)


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