The U.S. Supreme Court has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to respond to a lawsuit that claims he is violating some Pennsylvanians’ rights with the coronavirus-related business closures, writes Katie Meyer for the WHYY.
A version of this suit was already shot down by the state Supreme Court, which ruled that Wolf was within his statutory rights and that any impact the business closure orders could have on owners’ rights are temporary.
Now, Marc Scaringi, the Harrisburg lawyer who is arguing the case, said he is “cautiously optimistic” about his odds in federal court, as the justices did not immediately dismiss the suit.
“We understand how rare it is for the United States Supreme Court to get involved in a situation like this, particularly in the request to stay a gubernatorial executive order,” he said.
Now, the court is asking for more information before it makes its decision on whether to take the case.
The lawsuit has five plaintiffs, including a golf course, a real estate agent, a timber company, the owner of a laundromat, and a GOP state House candidate.
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