A lawsuit prevented the governor of New York and the state’s health department from being able to lock down or lock up in quarantine anyone they suspect of having a contagious disease — but New York’s executive government wants those powers back.

group of New York lawmakers along with the advocacy group Uniting NYS in April 2022 sued New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Department of Health over a regulation that gave Hochul’s administration the power to mandate isolation and/or quarantine for anyone of any age whom they believed was exposed to communicable diseases.

A judge struck down the regulation in July 2022, stating that it was unconstitutional and lacking in due process, according to Bobbie Anne Cox, a New York attorney who represented the lawmakers.

However, the governor and her administration in March appealed the judge’s decision, Cox told political commentator Kim Iversen on a recent episode of “The Kim Iversen Show.”

Read the full article:  New York to Appeal After Judge Strikes Down ‘Unconstitutional’ Quarantine Law • Children’s Health Defense (childrenshealthdefense.org)


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