SANTA CLARA, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom faces another lawsuit. This time, the Orange County Board of Education, the California Department of Child Health and the California Department of Child Health are collectively suing Newsom for what they call a never-ending state of emergency.
They argue that “his own statements prove that his emergency powers are no longer justified.” They filed a lawsuit on November 23.
“Here, Governor Newsom has made many statements about our state’s status and the COVID-19 hazard status here in California. He made it very clear that conditions are much better, ”Robert Tyler, president of Faith and Freedom, told NTD TV.
During a November 22 press conference, Newsom said there were signs of improvement.
“A few weeks ago, we saw some worrying signs of a rise in the number of cases, an increase in the number of positive results, an increase in the number of hospitalizations and intensive care. However, over the past 10 or 11 days we have seen some stability, some good signs. This is good news, ”Newsom said. “In fact, today we claim we have the lowest positivity rate in the United States of America at 1.9 percent.”
According to the law, the state of emergency must end “as soon as possible when conditions so require.” On November 10, Newsom extended the state of emergency for the third time until March 31, 2022.
“When you look at the state statute, the state calls for an ‘imminent danger’ to the health and safety of citizens here,” Tyler said. “How does the governor have an idea of whether there will be ‘imminent danger’ in two weeks, in three weeks, or in three months?”
Plaintiffs argue that the governor “ruled by decree” by preventing people from speaking out in order to counterbalance this.
They will ask the court for an expedited trial.
The governor’s office did not respond to a request for comment.