When it comes to states with draconian shutdown orders, Pennsylvania was among the worst. It got so bad that the state’s governor had to resort to threatening to withhold funds from counties that didn’t obey his COVID-19 orders. Others in the state didn’t like it, and the issue ended up in federal court. Today, a judge smacked down Gov. Wolf’s shutdown orders as unconstitutional:

Well look at that:

U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, an appointee of President Donald Trump, sided with the plaintiffs. Stickman wrote in his ruling that the Wolf administration’s pandemic policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights.

The governor’s efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus “were undertaken with the good intention of addressing a public health emergency,” Stickman wrote. “But even in an emergency, the authority of government is not unfettered.”

So it turns out there isn’t an unlimited amount of power state government officials can grab in the name of “safety” because of the U.S. Constitution? Thankfully that’s finally been acknowledged:

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