Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

In a decision just issued in County of Butler, et al. v. Governor Wolf, et al., Judge William Stickman, IV of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has ruled that "(1) the congregate gathering limits imposed by Defendants' mitigation orders violate the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment; (2) … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules PA COVID Restrictions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

May 11, 2020 – The Day Governor Wolf Lost Control of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

May 11, 2020 will go down in history as the day the Governor Wolf lost control of the state. In a series of statements today, Governor Wolf called the counties seeking to reopen against his wishes “cowardly.” He stated that businesses who reopen against his wishes could face loss of licenses, certificates of occupancy and … Continue reading May 11, 2020 – The Day Governor Wolf Lost Control of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Berks County Commissioners Seek to Reopen Berks County in Defiance of Governor Wolf’s Quarantine Order – But Is It Lawful?

In a stunning move, the Berks County Commissioners are discussing their own plan to reopen Berks County; a plan that will apparently not include Governor Wolf. The legal question is, assuming, arguendo, that the Governor's order is lawful, can County Commissioners enter an order that would be contrary to the Governor’s order and reopen the … Continue reading Berks County Commissioners Seek to Reopen Berks County in Defiance of Governor Wolf’s Quarantine Order – But Is It Lawful?

Pennsylvania Municipalities Enacting Unlawful Curfews

We recently became aware that several Pennsylvania Municipalities have imposed curfews due to coronavirus/COVID concerns. Upon initial review, the curfews are likely illegal. So far, we're aware of the following curfews: West Hazleton Borough: http://www.westhazletonboro.org/Pages/Home.aspx Hazleton: http://www.hazletoncity.org/Latest-news/emergency-proclamation-from-hazleton-mayor-jeff-cusat.html West York: https://westyorkpa.gov/ Freeland: https://www.freelandborough.org/ Hazle Township: http://www.hazletownship.com/ While we assume there are more municipalities that have enacted … Continue reading Pennsylvania Municipalities Enacting Unlawful Curfews

Abrupt Rule Change – Temporary Judicial Assignments to the PA Supreme Court – Has The Court Been Afflicted By COVID?

It is with a heavy heart that I write this article. Unbeknownst to me, on Thursday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court abruptly issued an Order promulgating a change to Section 701 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Judicial Administration. This change adds section (c)(7) to the Rule providing for "Temporary Judicial Assignments to the Supreme Court. Requests … Continue reading Abrupt Rule Change – Temporary Judicial Assignments to the PA Supreme Court – Has The Court Been Afflicted By COVID?

Pennsylvania State Police Are Now Enforcing Governor Wolf’s Stay-At-Home Order

Police agencies are now taking steps to enforce the Governor and Department of Health’s “Stay Home” order. A woman in York county has now been cited for driving her car in violate of the “Stay Home” orders. It is therefore a good time to review what that order says: The Governor has ordered: All individuals … Continue reading Pennsylvania State Police Are Now Enforcing Governor Wolf’s Stay-At-Home Order

Wolf Organization Open for Business As Usual, Despite Waiver Allegedly Being Rescinded

In an email obtained by Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Civil Right Defense Firm, P.C., Chief Executive Officer and President of Wolf Organization, Craig Danielson declares that the "rumor circulating regarding Wolf [Organization] having to close its doors ... are unfounded and we will continue to remain open." Although as a result of the … Continue reading Wolf Organization Open for Business As Usual, Despite Waiver Allegedly Being Rescinded

Governor Wolf Must Resign Over Ultra Vires/Unconstitutional Acts and Waivers Being Issued to Wolf Organization

Today, I am calling upon Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to resign as a result of his ultra vires and unconstitutional Order and the issuance of a waiver, in violation of equal protection of the law and self-dealing, to the Wolf Organization. As our readers are aware, yesterday I detailed how Governor Wolf's cabinet making business … Continue reading Governor Wolf Must Resign Over Ultra Vires/Unconstitutional Acts and Waivers Being Issued to Wolf Organization

PA Governor Wolf’s Cabinet Making Business Deemed “Life Sustaining”?!?! … It’s Good to be KING

While most businesses have been shuttered in Pennsylvania due to Governor Wolf's Order of Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Regarding the Closure of All Businesses that are not Life Sustaining, and incorporated List of Life Sustaining Businesses, of March 19, 2020, we can all breath a sigh of relief that The Wolf Organization, a … Continue reading PA Governor Wolf’s Cabinet Making Business Deemed “Life Sustaining”?!?! … It’s Good to be KING

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Backs Down, Declares Gun Dealers Are Life-Sustaining

In an updated list of Life Sustaining Businesses published at 2:30 PM on March 24, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf has declared that Federal Firearm Licensees, currently referred to as gun dealers, constitute life-sustaining businesses, due to the concurring and dissenting opinion of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht, joined by Justices Donohue and Dougherty in … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Backs Down, Declares Gun Dealers Are Life-Sustaining