Mass Gatherings

The Sixth Circuit dismissed an appeal by a group of demonstrators challenging Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Covid-19-related mass gathering restriction. The appeal is moot as Beshear has already withdrawn the order, but the court remanded the case for a determination as to whether further relief is appropriate on the plaintiffs’ claim that the threat of prosecution for their past violations of the order keeps the “broader case alive.”

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Protesters Take on Kentucky Mass-Gathering Ban at Sixth Circuit

An attorney for Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear argued Tuesday before the Sixth Circuit that a now-rescinded ban on protest gatherings of more than 10 people – part of the state’s effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 – was sufficiently tailored to meet constitutional requirements.

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Kentucky Restrictions on Church Services Debated at Sixth Circuit

A Kentucky church argued before the Sixth Circuit on Tuesday that despite modifications to allow in-person religious services, it is nevertheless entitled to injunctive relief to invalidate executive orders issued by the Democratic governor in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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