Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Missouri AG Sues County Over COVID Restrictions

Missouri's Attorney General yesterday filed suit in state court against the St. Louis County Executive challenging the county's COVID-19 orders.  The complaint (full text) in State of Missouri ex. rel. Schmitt v. Page, (MO Cir. Ct., filed 5/11/2021), alleges, among other things, that the orders violate the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring pre-approval of large religious gatherings and imposing capacity limits and  masking requirements. The Attorney General issued a press release announcing the filing of the lawsuit. AP reports on the lawsuit.