Restaurant owners, hair salon owners, pastors, and a Christian school are asking a state court to overturn Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s executive orders that seriously limit what they can do during the coronavirus emergency.

The plaintiffs, whose lawyers filed a complaint in Worcester Superior Court on Monday, June 1, say Baker has been violating the state constitution by attempting to issue orders as if they are laws – which, they say, have to be approved by the state Legislature, not merely promulgated by the governor.

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