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Governors Gone Wild: Ruling by Executive Decree During the Pandemic

NCLA hosted its first virtual Lunch & Law panel.

Our litigation team addressed the cases NCLA has brought—and heart-wrenching stories we have heard—in the past couple of months regarding overreach in the context of the COVID-19 lockdown.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a threat not only to the health and safety of Americans, but also to our way of life. Under the aegis of public safety, federal, state and local governments have violated constitutional law by implementing regulations and emergency orders by executive decree. As elected leaders and bureaucrats have taken turns trampling civil rights under foot, NCLA has been working overtime to restore the constitutional guardrails on the Administrative State’s pandemic response.

Moderated by: Mark Chenoweth, NCLA Executive Director and General Counsel

Featured Cases and Speakers:

Dawn Desrosiers et al. v. Gov. Charlie Baker [MA]

  • NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel Michael DeGrandis and Litigation Counsel Jessica Thompson

Matthew Johnson v. Gov. Philip Murphy [NJ]

  • NCLA Staff Counsel Jared McClain and Litigation Counsel Kara Rollins

Carmen’s Corner Store v. Small Business Administration [US]

  • NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel John Vecchione and Staff Counsel Jared McClain

Elkhorn Baptist Church v. Gov. Katherine Brown [OR]

  • NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel Rich Samp

Comments on Lab Developed Testing Regulations at FDA

  • NCLA Senior Litigation Counsel Rich Samp

Letter to the Daytona Florida Police Dept. for unlawfully using ‘pandemic drones’

  • NCLA Litigation Counsel Caleb Kruckenberg