Gov. Edwards files lawsuit defending his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation

Gov. Edwards files lawsuit defending his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that his administration is filing a lawsuit in state court to defend his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation.

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference Monday, Oct. 26 that his administration is filing a lawsuit in state court to defend his COVID-19 public health emergency proclamation.

His proclamation, which currently has the state in Phase 3, is scheduled to expire Nov. 6.

A group of 64 Republican legislators signed a petition Friday, Oct. 23 that overturns his COVID-19 restrictions, including his statewide mask mandate.

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