UPDATED 3:32 PM PT – Thursday, August 26, 2021
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) has yet to regain her emergency powers. The state’s Supreme Court agreed to examine a lower court’s ruling, which stated limits on emergency powers were unconstitutional.
Tuesday’s decision temporarily restored the right of business owners to challenge the Democrat governor’s mandates. This comes after a bill, which aimed to give local leadership more autonomy, was blocked by a district court judge’s highly criticized ruling.
Breaking: The Kansas Supreme Court has stayed a lower court ruling striking down SB 40, the sweeping emergency management reforms dictating state/local responses to COVID-19 #ksleg
Story coming but here is the stay/motions: https://t.co/noCU7vfon9
— Andrew Bahl (@AndrewBahl) August 24, 2021
The Kansas high court promised to make a final decision as quickly as possibly before case briefs were due on September 16.
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