Yuba City, CA – A California State Superior Court finalized its ruling Friday declaring that Governor Newsom abused his authority by changing state law in violation of the California Constitution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More importantly, Judge Sarah Heckman’s final ruling places a permanent injunction against the Governor which prevents him from unilaterally making or changing state law moving forward. The Court also denied Newsom’s request to delay the enforcement of today’s decision.
California Assemblymembers James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) and Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) brought the lawsuit against Governor Newsom.
Assemblyman Gallagher and Kiley said, “Today, the Court confirmed that Gavin Newsom does not rule California and that we are still a nation of laws. California as not been well-served by a one-man rule. A return to representative government will be best for public health and the economy. The Governor must accept this ruling as a fundamental principal of our democracy and govern himself accordingly.”
The Assemblymembers challenged the legality of Executive Order N-67-20 and the Governors ongoing abuse of separation of powers.