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Judge Blocks Attempt to Limit Beshear COVID Orders
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - A Kentucky judge temporarily blocked another attempt by Republican lawmakers to restrict Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd extended a temporary injunction Wednesday.

It applies to a measure passed over the governor’s veto.

The measure specifies which of Beshear’s pandemic-related orders would remain in place should the GOP-led legislature win its a legal fight with the governor.

The measure is House Joint Resolution 77.

It was passed in response to Shepherd’s previous order temporarily blocking Republican-backed laws that threatened to invalidate Beshear’s COVID-related orders.

Published 08:29 AM, Thursday Apr. 08, 2021
Updated 09:19 PM, Thursday Apr. 08, 2021

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