Federal Judge Finds Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 Shutdown Orders Unconstitutional

Coronavirus-related policies implemented by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, which required people to stay home, ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close, and placed limits on public gatherings are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Beauty Law

An appeals court in Pennsylvania ruled in favor of two women who were denied cosmetology licenses after the state’s Board of Cosmetology determined they did not “demonstrate good moral character,” as required by the Beauty Culture Law, because of old convictions. The court agreed that it is “absurd” that the law only requires “good character” of cosmetology applicants, but not barber applicants.

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