The Massachusetts Superior Court hears oral arguments Friday concerning a lawsuit over Governor Charlie Baker’s executive orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the beginning of June, the New Civil Liberties Alliance, based out of Washington D.C., filed a complaint in Massachusetts Superior Court representing local entrepreneurs, church pastors, and the headmaster of a private school against Governor Baker’s orders. The lawsuit aims to overturn the Civil Defense State of Emergency, which Baker declared, and allow all businesses to reopen immediately.

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