Kansas Gov. Sues GOP Lawmakers Who Reversed Her 10-Person Limit on Church Gatherings

Photo Credit: Chris Mullins/Office of the Governor of Kansas

(Fox News) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is suing the Republican-led panel of state lawmakers after it overturned this week’s executive order [limiting] gatherings in churches in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The state’s seven-member Legislative Coordinating Council, composed of House and Senate leaders, said the Democratic governor overstepped her authority before voting 5-2 Wednesday.

Senate President Susan Wagle called the order a “blatant violation of our fundamental rights,” according to the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Given how time-sensitive the crisis has become, Kelly’s attorneys are asking the Kansas Supreme Court to expedite the challenge to the council vote and declare it unconstitutional. They also want to court to enjoin the panel from taking another vote related to her emergency powers.

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