Judge Limits California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Emergency Rule-Making During Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge on Friday sided with Republican legislators who said Gov. Gavin Newsom overstepped his powers with dozens of emergency orders during the coronavirus crisis that changed everything from how public meetings are conducted to when tenants can be evicted.

Sutter County Superior Court Judge Perry Parker only halted one of the orders, involving the November election, but ordered Newsom to refrain from new orders that might be interpreted as usurping the Legislature’s responsibilities.

The judge appeared to adopt without changes a proposed order submitted to him by GOP Assemblymen James Gallagher and Kevin Kiley, who challenged the election order.

Parker barred Newsom “from further exercising any legislative powers in violation of the California Constitution and applicable statute, specifically from unilaterally amending, altering, or changing existing statutory law or making new statutory law.” He scheduled a hearing for June 26 to consider issuing a preliminary injunction.

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Citizen Reporter
1 year ago

Lawlessness is relative to both willingness and ability to enforce the law.

What is happening in Ca right now is relative to Gov Newsom regularly violating those laws in frequent defiance of Constitutionally embedded tenets.

Though I am relieved to read of some success in these Assemblymen’s efforts, it is prudent to remain skeptical with regard to Newsom having any regard for them.

Thank you for sharing some good news though. It is encouraging.

William Hicks
William Hicks
1 year ago

Lets see how this is taken