“Unconstitutional!” Federal Judge Rips Pennsylvania Lockdown Apart

"The Constitution cannot accept the concept of a 'new normal'"

A surprising ruling from US District Court finds Governor Tom Wolf’s decree that forced people to stay at home, limited the size of social gatherings and ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shut down to be in breach of the constitution.

In a rare win for the freedom in the days of “the new normal” Judge William Stickman IV sided with the plaintiffs – a collection of small business owners – against the state. And found the measures to be “overreaching and arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights”.

The state will appeal, of course, but the hope is that this ruling can set a precedent which will limit governmental over-reach and the surge of draconian powers being implemented to (allegedly) “combat the pandemic”.

Certainly, amid the wave of ominous utilitarian preaching in both the corporate and social media, Stickman’s ruling makes for refreshing reading. You can view the whole thing here, but this I will leave you with the best quote, taken from the conclusion:

Even in an emergency, the authority of the government is not unfettered. The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms – in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble.

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.

Source: Off Guardian

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Wayne Scott
Wayne Scott
4 months ago

The Laws are only as effective and valid as the people’s determination to enforce them.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff will not enforce or cooperate with immigration authorizes. He is a “Mexican-American”, fully backed by the employers who want cheap labor costs – Americans be damned.

Dave Mende
Dave Mende
4 months ago

Don’t tell me I have to cover my face! GTFO Commie.

R J
R J
4 months ago

9/15/20: LAWSUITS ARE COMING! ~Peggy Hall
1) OSHA and CDC have to prove their claims,

it is not up to you to dispute them.
2) Good news coming on the CA lawsuit!
3) Don’t let the evildoers wear you down:
4) OSHA and CDC watch Peggy’s videos because they have made changes based on her exposing them.
How is this all possible you ask? Watch Below Vid:
https://www.youtube [DOT] com/watch?v=Y6KP26P3Nm4&feature=youtu.be

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
4 months ago

Hallelujah! Let freedom ring.

Eileen Kuch
Eileen Kuch
4 months ago
Reply to  Raptar Driver

Yippee!!! Now, here’s a judge who appreciates the Constitution. Judge William Stickman IV deserves a lot of praise for his ruling.
As for Gov. Tom Wolfe, he deserves a recall by his constituents for violating their constitutional rights. It was his lock-downs that bought about a spike in suicides, drug overdoses, and Covid-19 cases. He’s just one of Democrat Governors who ordered these lock-downs (Republican Governors rejected them for the same reasons).

Anti-Empire