Western Mass News is getting answers from Governor Charlie Baker after a lawsuit filed against him is now being petitioned to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

At the heart of the case pastors and small businesses across the state claim, the governor’s COVID-19 health orders restrict their right to assemble. The state’s highest court previously upheld the governor’s emergency authority under the Civil Defense Act.

Governor Baker told Western Mass News he doesn’t usually tend to comment on pending litigation but he said he is confident that by August 1, the Commonwealth won’t be in the position to need capacity limits or other emergency orders.

This story was published in Western Mass News.