Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Virginia Governor Protected By 11th Amendment In Church's Suit Challenging COVID-19 Orders

In Lighthouse Fellowship Church v. Northam, (ED VA, Jan. 27. 2021), a Virginia federal district court dismissed a church's suit against Virginia's governor challenging COVID-19 restrictions on worship services. The court held that under the 11th Amendment, the governor is immune from suit challenging his orders. The suit contended that the orders violated federal and state constitutional and statutory provisions. Christian Post reports on the decision. The Department of Justice had filed a statement of interest supporting plaintiff in the case. (See prior posting.)