by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports:
Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper case from his court to the three-judge panel. Plaintiff Crystal Waldron co-owns Club 519 in Greenville.
“After over a year of unilateral executive micromanagement dictating the closing of businesses and the conditions of reopening, we look forward to judicial review of the governor’s constitutional authority,” said Jessica Thompson, the plaintiffs’ attorney. Thompson works for the Pacific Legal Foundation.”
Locke’s Mitch Kokai joined me on WPTF to explains Judge Gale’s action, which also added Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore to the case. LISTEN:
This is a shift in focus for the lawsuit. Mitch explains the change, and why.