Appeals Court Sides with California Governor on Pandemic Authority

A California appeals court upheld Governor Gavin Newsom's use of emergency orders and setting new policies during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to three judges with the state's 3rd District Court of Appeal, who ruled a Sutter County had "erred in interpreting the Emergency Services Act to prohibit the Governor from issuing quasi-legislative orders in an emergency."

The ruling goes on to read, "We conclude the issuance of such orders did not constitute an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power."

Wednesday's decision marked the second time an appeals court overturned a Sutter County judge's ruling against Newsom.

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