Legal Resources

Legal Resources

We must flood the legal system with cases to fight the draconian measures introduced as a result of COVID-19. Features of the Legal Resources page include: 
 
  • Seek lawyers willing to represent COVID-19-related cases; 
  • Download complaints to serve as a template for cases in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Read good news of legal cases won! 
 
Anyone wishing to contribute material for this section should email info@makeamericansfreeagain.com 

Recent Lawsuits

Read up on the latest lawsuits happening across the country against the growing state. We have categorized lawsuits into various topics so you can educate yourself on what you are most interested in. 

Please use the sections below to navigate to the various lawsuit categories. 

Government Mandates

Center for American Liberty Sues Governor Ige for Unconstitutional COVID-19 Emergency Orders

Also, per the gohawaii.com website the quarantine has been extended to 8/31. A pretest program that was supposed to go into place August 1 had been postponed to September 1. This order has been extended to October 1st. This will eliminate the need for the 14 day quarantine. The guidelines require visitors to have completed a NAAT test by a CLIA lab.

One must test negative no more than 72 hours in advance of travel. If one plans to travel to Hawaii it is advisable to go to the website to see if this test will be in place or postponed yet again since it was supposed to be in place August 1.

The Center for American Liberty along with the Dhillon Law Group and attorney James Hochberg have filed a lawsuit against Hawaii Governor Ige on behalf of four plaintiffs. The lawsuit cites that Governor Ige made an emergency proclamation on March 4 which is still in place. Hawaii law limits the governor’s emergency powers to 60 days and can only order those with or suspected of having a disease to be quarantined. This order quarantines all visitors to the islands for 14 days.

Bailey V Pritzker Motion for Leave to File Amended Pleading First Amended-Complaint

Early in July, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney ruled “all citizens of Illinois” are free from Governor Pritzker’s orders. The governor’s powers lapsed 30 days after he declared COVID-19 a disaster and all orders after April 8 pertaining to it.

Only the Illinois Department of Public Health and local health departments have authority to limit peoples’ movements or close businesses. However, this requires extensive legal steps and places the burden of proof upon those departments.

Class Action Against Newsom Const. Rights

The Superior Court has subject matter jurisdiction and over the case and personal jurisdiction over the Respondents because all parties are within the State of California, the effects of the actions complained of are within California, the Respondents are government officials and agencies of California, and the substance of the Petition is the governmental authority and actions of the California government over persons residing in California.

In the present case, those affected in exactly the same manner and extent are most of the approximately 39.5 million citizens and residents of the State of California, excluding only those who might be made explicitly exempt from Executive Order N-33-20 as essential governmental personnel or officials such as law enforcement, and those actually ill.

Lawsuit Against Minnesota Governor Re: Emergency Powers

Minnesota State Representatives Steve Drazkowski, Cal Bahr, Tim Miller, and Jeremy Munson are filing a lawsuit to challenge Governor Walz’s authority to declare a peacetime emergency and unilaterally write laws.

The Governor usurped the authority of the Minnesota Legislature and the checks and balances provided by the Minnesota Constitution for our three branches of government when he unilaterally declared a peacetime emergency and issued himself the power to write laws with enforcement powers.

Churches, gunshops, irked parents and irate brides: All the shutdown lawsuits against Newsom, explained

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Mark Meuser with the Dhillon Law Firm in San Francisco has filed 11 lawsuits against Governor Newsom. Many relate to the shutdown order. Three of the lawsuits are before the Ninth Circuit Court on an expedited hearing schedule.

On the link, Mr. Meuser explains our constitutional rights set forth with our Founding Fathers. He says some governors are using unauthorized police powers that exceed the limits they have. He is based out of the Dhillon Law Firm in San Francisco 415-433-1700.

Over 30 lawsuits have been filed against Governor as a result of the shutdown. They cover a wide range from churches, parents, gun shops, even a bride. Many of the lawsuits are being brought by the Dhillon Law Firm (Harmeet K. Dhillon) in San Francisco 415-433-1700.

 

Lt. Governor Files Lawsuit Against Governor for Violating Emergency Management Act

North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest filed a lawsuit again Governor Roy Cooper on July 1 for violating the Emergency Management Act.

Forest cites “The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the business and citizens of North Caroline without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State”.

NY Constitutional Challenge of Executive Order 202

Judicial check of powers used by governors across the nation to employ core strategies to address COVID-19.

HoganWillig, PLLC (“HoganWillig”), filed a Complaint on May 13, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York against Atty Gen. Letitia A. James and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The Complaint arose out of Governor Cuomo’s issuance of his COVID-19-related Executive Orders, and Attorney General James’ enforcement thereof.

Lawsuit Against the Governor of Hawaii

Plaintiffs, by and through their attorneys, allege the facts and causes of action against Defendants as set forth in this Complaint. The plaintiffs request injunctive and declaratory relief. Plaintiffs assert their right to a jury on all issues raised in the Complaint

Lawsuit Against the Governor of Massachusetts for Violating Freedom of Religion and Assembly

Concerned citizens are challenging the legitimacy of Executive Order 591 issued by Massechechust Governor Charles D. Baker. 

Class Action Against Premier of Victoria Australia

We act on behalf of a group of Australian residents who live in the States of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

Our clients have been subjected to various directives and laws issued by the respective authorised officers in each State and Territory under their respective public health and emergency legislative frameworks. In some instances, these directives and laws have been made and passed relying upon the decision-making processes  promulgated under the Australian Government Crisis Management Framework (‘AGCMF’) which specifically includes the Council of Australian Governments (‘COAG’), the National Security Committee of Cabinet (‘NSC), the Australian Government Crisis Committee (‘AGCC’) and the National Crisis Committee (NCC). COAG was permanently replaced with the National Cabinet during COVID-19.

Franklin County Commissioner files suit against Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s Executive Orders regarding lockdown and mask mandates.

Franklin County Commissioner Clint Didier, Republican candidate for governor/anti-tax activist Tim Eyman and others, filed an Amended Complaint on July 6, 2020 in the Superior Court of Thurston County, WA in their suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief that the orders pertaining to stay at home and mask mandates issued by Governor Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman, violate the Washington and U.S. Constitutions.

A hearing on a Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter is set for September 25, 2020.  A similar case filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, was recently dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Stephen Pidgeon of Everett, WA.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Governor Pritzker Regarding Lockdown Orders

PA Courts Ruling Lockdown Unconstitutional

PA Courts Ruling Lockdown Unconstitutional

Masks

Mask Lawsuit In Palm Beach County

This action stems from the Defendant Palm Beach County’s infringement upon well-settled constitutionally protected freedoms of over a million Palm Beach County residents and visitors, including but not limited to our constitutional and fundamental human right to privacy and bodily autonomy.

Despite having no authority, actual or apparent, under Florida law to do so, Defendant has recklessly required countless American citizens and Florida residents, including the Plaintiffs, to submit to dangerous medical treatments with well-known risks and potential for serious injuries and death, including being forced to wear harmful medical devices like masks.

La. Atty. Gen. Masks Unconstitutional

Ohio Bar Association Opinion Re: Sale of Masks

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Under Ohio Consumer Laws, you can now bring a lawsuit against any retail establishment selling or manufacturing Face Masks or Facial Coverings for the purpose of virus protection. 

You can now file lawsuits against anyone selling a facial covering that has not been Medically Approved to filter contagious diseases. This includes any Homemade or Factory-made mask.

Statement On DeWine’s Mask Mandate

Yes, the Governor’s Selective Mask Mandate is Unconstitutional (in several ways). Read the document to learn how.

Kentucky Supreme Court keeps Gov. Andy Beshear’s coronavirus orders in place for now

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Lawsuits were filed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, Scott County Circuit Court Judge Brian Privett and backed by Attorney General Daniel Cameron against Governor Andy Beshear for his mask mandate that went into effect July 17.

Commissioner Quarles was filing due to the impact on 548 agritourism businesses. However, the Kentucky State Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Governor which impacts all businesses, not just the agritourism.

The Court in part stated “… stay of all orders of injunctive relief until such time as various orders are properly before the Court …” A.G. Cameron respects the Court’s order until it can take up the proceedings.

Civil Case for the Eastern District of Virginia | Alexandria Division

Indiana Governor Drops Mask Violator Penalty After Criticism

Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, attempted to mandate wearing of masks and violation would be a class B misdemeanor. Attorney General, Curtis Hill, Jr., stated the governor has not authority.

If the governor believes it is necessary he must bring it before the General Assembly for them to mandate law. If this is before the next legislative session, he would have to call a special session. The mandate is scheduled to expire on August 26. The mask mandate has been extended indefinitely. 

Colorado plaintiffs file lawsuit against Governor and health officials over mask mandates

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On July 24, 2020 plaintiffs Donna Walters and Mark Milliman filed suit in the United States District Court, challenging mask orders issued by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, county health agencies and the City of Fort Collins.  The plaintiffs are represented by Mark C. Patlan, pro bono.

“The plaintiffs seek declaratory relief to declare mask mandates for the healthy to be unlawful compelled speech, and injunctive relief to halt enforcement of unlawful mask mandates that expose private businesses to financial liability.”

Connecticut attorney files lawsuit over governor’s mask mandate

Lindy Urso, a criminal defense attorney, filed a lawsuit on April 18, 2020 in the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut over Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Order mandating the use of facemasks in public places.  Mr. Urso argued the Executive order violates his constitutional right to privacy, expression, assembly and travel.

Minnesota Voters Alliance files lawsuit against Governor Tim Walz challenging state’s contradictory mask laws

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A group of Minnesota voters filed suit in U.S. District Court on August 4, 2020, arguing Governor Walz’s July 2, 2020 Executive Order 20-81, which makes it illegal to appear in public without a face mask, conflicts with a 1963 law outlawing the wearing of a mask in a public place.  The plaintiffs are asking the court to issue a temporary restraining order, to block the rule that people must wear masks when they vote in person during the upcoming primary election on August 11, 2020. 

“With the specter of threatened prosecution hanging over those who show up barefaced at polls on primary Election Day, upstanding voters are faced only with the option of breaking another, well-established state law,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Erick G. Kaardal of the Minneapolis-based law firm of Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson.

Michigan orchard files suit over Governor Whitmer‘s mask mandate

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The owners of Friske Orchards Farm Market Inc. in Ellsworth, Michigan filed suit against Governor Whitmer and state and local agencies on August 5, 2020 challenging the Governor’s Executive orders extending the state of emergency and mandating masks. State agencies had threatened the orchard with legal action in July 2020 for failing to make its employees and customers wear a mask.

On August 1, 2020, the orchard was served with a public health order claiming the orchard was an “imminent danger to the health and lives of the public” and threatening it with suspension of its business license. David Kallman, the orchard’s attorney, is seeking a preliminary injunction as well as declaratory relief that the Executive Orders are invalid and violate his client’s due process rights as well as the separation of powers and the commerce clause.

Lebanon County sues Gov. Wolf for $12.8 million in CARES Act funds

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On July 22 Lebanon County, PA filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to release $12.8 in Federal funds related to coronavirus relief. The Governor withheld the funds due to the county had moved into yellow phase too early.

However, on August 14, an agreement was made to distribute the funds with a large portion going toward a mask-wearing campaign.

Seed to Table owner, legal team announce lawsuits against Collier County for mask mandate

Alfie Oakes, owner of family owned Seed to Table produce and grocery store, filed a lawsuit against Collier County Commissioners. Commissioners voted 3-2 to mandate masks in businesses by owners, employees, and patrons in unincorporated Collier County.

The cities of Naples proper, Marco Island, and Everglades City at the time of this video had decided against the mandate. The city of Naples proper has decided to promote a campaign to encourage people to wear masks when in a business rather than mandate them.

Jim Boatman is representing Alfie Oakes. Mr. Boatman’s phone number is 239-33-1494.

How To Challenge The Mask Mandates In Court

Although you may have greater success in challenging state/county/city mandates by hiring an attorney, you can certainly represent yourself.  If you sue a state or county in federal court, for example challenging the constitutionality of a mask mandate, and represent yourself, this is known as filing pro se. The cost to file a lawsuit in federal court is about $400.  You can ask the Court to waive the fee by filing an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis.  

One of our supporters has compiled instructions on how to challenge a mask mandate in federal court.  You can find those instructions below, although we make no representation as to the accuracy of this information.

Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing Southern District Texas

Model Open Letter/Editorial RE: Contact Tracing & the Supreme Court

The people of (STATE) will be forced to pay enormous court fees and settlements if our counties continue with their proposed plans for COVID Contact Tracing. 

I watch the county meetings because it is important to me to know what my government is doing with the COVID-19 situation. Recently, counties across (STATE) have been speaking to medical professionals and data scientists about Contact Tracing. The methods our counties propose to employ should be genuinely concerning to every taxpayer.

Texas legislators file lawsuit against Governor Greg Abbott regarding validity of contact tracing contract

Several Texas state legislators filed suit on August 3, 2020 in the 261st District Court in Travis County, TX against Gov. Abbott regarding his award of a contact tracing contract.

The plaintiffs, who are represented by Warren Norred, of Norred Law, PLLC, Arlington, TX, seek to invalidate the contract because “the request for the proposal of the contract was inadequate, the contract bid process was a sham, and the contract impermissibly exceeded two years,” and that the “Texas Constitution requires a separation of powers, and that separation leaves policy-making decisions with the Texas Legislature. These decisions are not changed by pandemics.”

Business Closure

Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Whitmer for the “Takings” of Gyms

Philip L. Ellison, Esq. filed a lawsuit against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on behalf of The Gym 24/7 Fitness, LLC located in Alma, MI. Ellison’s office number is 989-642-0055. Yvette Franco-Clark is owner of the business. The link only shows the cover letter to the Governor with a date of July 20, 2020. Attached is the link showing that.

Attorney Challenges Cuomo’s Lockdown In Class-Action Lawsuit

Attorney James Mermigis, in Syosset, NY, is representing hundreds of gym owners in NY in a class action suit for $500M against Governor Cuomo, state attorney general, and the state of NY. Primary plaintiff is Thousand Island Fitness Center. SC Fitness owner, Charlie Cassara, is getting press coverage along with Mr. Mermigis (see links below).

The suit alleges equal protection and due process of 14th amendment as well as takings clause under 5th amendment were violated along with state law. I mentioned discrimination because as of 7/25 gyms still are not open yet spas, retail, and other businesses are. Lawsuit says there is “no rational basis” since the governor has said the virus is contained. They are seeking an injunction of the executive order which would allow gyms to reopen.

You can contact Mr. Mermigis at 516-353-0075 or on Messenger at The Mermigis Law Group, P.C.

Group of NC gym owners who want to reopen file lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper

On May 27 nine North Carolina gym owners filed a lawsuit against Governor Roy Cooper. The state went into Phase 2 on May 22 but gyms were excluded. The suit is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep the governor from enforcing his executive order.

A Facebook group called ReOpen NC’s Health Clubs has been formed. Attorney, Chuck Kitchen, with Kitchen & Turrentine, PLLC is representing the group. His office is located in Raleigh (888) 308-3708. Phase 2 has now been extended to August 7. Some gym owners are holding classes via Zoom or outdoors in the interim.

Bars and restaurants sue Columbus over city ordinance forcing 10 p.m. closures

Late Monday, July 27, attorney Ed Hastie filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus, Ohio which passed an ordinance earlier that day that mandated all bars and restaurants must close at 10 p.m. Judge Mark Serrott issued a temporary injunction.

Later in the week the Ohio Liquor Control Commission ruled all bars and restaurants must stop selling alcohol at 10:00 p.m. and all alcohol must be consumed by 11:00 p.m. Hastie filed a lawsuit against the Commission. On August 5 Judge Kim Brown denied the request for the temporary restraining order against the Commission. Hastie’s office number is 614-488-2800.

Judicial ruling in favor of group of AZ gym owners who filed suit against Governor Douglas Ducey to reopen

On August 4, 2020 Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy J. Thomason ruled that the implementation of Gov. Douglas Ducey’s Executive Order shutting down gyms, violated procedural due process.

Judge Thomason ordered the Governor to provide the gyms “a prompt opportunity to apply for reopening. The process for doing so must be in place within one week from the date of entry of this Order. The Executive Orders, however, do not violate substantive due process.”

Testimony Heard After Leaders From 4 Counties File Lawsuit Claiming Gov. Tom Wolf’s Coronavirus Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

Four Pennsylvania counties along with a few state leaders have filed a lawsuit against Governor Tom Wolf regarding the shutdown orders. In July testimony was presented over two days. A judge will decide at the end of August.

Group of AZ bar owners who want to reopen file lawsuit against Governor Douglas Ducey

On July 9, 2020 dozens of Arizona bar owners filed suit against Governor Ducey after he ordered their businesses closed by Executive Order.

In their lawsuit, the owners argue:

  1. the Arizona statute by which the Governor assumed the authority to issue Executive Orders, is itself an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power,
  2. The statutory authority to quarantine and otherwise act during an outbreak of a contagious disease, is given to the Governor elsewhere in Arizona law, but does not give the Governor authority to shut down Arizona businesses,
  3. the Executive Orders violate the Arizona Constitution’s Privileges and Immunities Clause by mandating the closure of certain businesses, while allowing others to remain open, and
  4. shutting down the businesses deprived the bar owners of due process.  

The owners are represented by Illan Wurman who filed suit in Phoenix, AZ with the Supreme Court of Arizona.

NYC Restaurants Sue Cuomo, De Blasio For $2 Billion Over Indoor Dining Ban

Restaurants in New York City filed a $2 billion class-action lawsuit against city and state officials on Thursday, alleging the indoor dining ban caused “irreparable harm” to the city’s food and beverage industry and pushing for the return to indoor dining — the lawsuit marks the latest attempt to normalize the city through legal action.

Glamour Salon owner sues Gov. Brown, state for violating civil rights in COVID-19 closure

Glamour, a salon in Salem, Oregon, opened its doors on May 5 against Governor Kate Brown’s shutdown. Lindsey Graham, owner of Glamour, filed a $100k civil rights lawsuit against Governor Brown, the State of Oregon, and several state agencies. Ross Day with Day Law is representing Graham.

Day’s phone number is 503-747-2705.

Morgantown bar owners file lawsuit claim closure orders violate their rights

 A dozen Morgantown bar and club owners say their constitutional rights have been violated by Gov. Jim Justice’s executive orders that have forced their closures because of COVID-19.

Whisper Night Club & Lounge, Fat Daddy’s, Almost Heaven Bar & Grill, Baby Squirrels, Big Times, Caribba and Dockside Grill, Joe Mama’s, Extensive Enterprises, Mountain Mamas Hot Spot, Mountain Mamas Tavern, SAR Tech LLC, SDHC LLC, The Annex and 4th & Goal are all listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit that’s been filed in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.

Vaccines

ICAN Complaint Against NIH Re COVID Vaccines

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A novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) has resulted in federal government officials recommending numerous restrictions on everyday life in America. In response, all fifty states have implemented the recommended restrictions to varying degrees, many of which press deeply upon cherished fundamental constitutional rights. 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (“NIAID”) is at the center of the federal government’s response to COVID-19. NIAID is an institute within the National Institutes of Health (“Defendant” or “NIH”). Dr. Anthony S. Fauci serves as NIAID’s Director.

Dr. Fauci has repeatedly asserted that “[f]inding a safe and effective vaccine to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 is an urgent public health priority.”1 To that end, NIAID has been funding and leading the development of mRNA-1273, the first vaccine for COVID-19 to enter into clinical trials

Lawsuit Against State of NY for Denying Vaccine Exemptions

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This lawsuit arises because the defendants and their similarly situated colleagues have adopted policies, procedures, and practices which arbitrarily narrow and place unreasonable burdens on the availability of medical exemptions to the mandatory school immunization requirements for medically fragile children who need them.

As a result, hundreds of medically fragile children across New York State have been expelled from school and denied vital services and programming after their medical exemptions written by licensed treating physicians are overruled by school administrators with no medical training. 

ICAN Action to Require Placebo Controlled Trials for Vaccines

Enclosed is an Amended Citizen Petition filed by Del Bigtree and the Informed Consent Action Network (“ICAN”) regarding clinical trials of vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 which raise exigent concerns that demand your immediate attention.

ICAN looks forward to receiving a timely decision and we, as counsel to the petitioners, remain available to answer questions and provide any relevant additional information.

Children’s Health Defense organization to file suit against the University of California’s flu shot requirement

University of California President Janet Napolitano recently announced that all faculty, staff and students will be required to get a flu shot. The Children’s Health Defense organization is planning to sue the University of California over this requirement. See below for more information if you are interested in joining this lawsuit.

American Freedom Information Center

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We are a group of lawyers and citizen volunteers arranged around the concept of spreading knowledge about forced vaccine laws. It is our hope that that knowledge will be the spark to cause concerned citizens to hold their political leaders accountable on these laws – and request changes.

Our group of lawyers is working on researching and cataloging forced vaccine laws and letting the public know these laws exist, what they say and about end-runs around these laws.

We are working on an article that will display these laws and legal analysis on forced vaccine laws so people know what is out there. We don’t believe anyone else as published such a directory on this issue.

We are organized through a Facebook group called the “America Freedom Information Center”, a soon to be formed 501(c)(4) non-profit, and emails and other communications between our group members.

We welcome other lawyers to join our research and writing efforts (that may lead to litigation in the future). We also have volunteer roles for concerned citizens that want to do factual research or help spread awareness to others.

info@mcbrideforbusiness.com

214-418-0258

Lawsuit Filed Against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

In early July a lawsuit was filed by Vaccine Choice Canada (VCC) and others against Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other government officials in their handling of COVID-19. The lawsuit states that the measures taken were unconstitutional.

Schools

California families file lawsuit against Gov. Newsom over distance learning restrictions for schools

The Center for American Liberty files lawsuit against Governor Newsom over guidelines as to which schools will be allowed to resume in-class instruction.

Currently, 30 of the state’s 58 counties would not be allowed per the guidelines set by the state. The lawsuit is advocating for parent choice between distance learning and in-class instruction.

OC Board of Education announces lawsuit against California over school closures

Orange County Board of Education voted 4-0 to seek a court order against Governor Newsom and the Public Health Officer regarding holding in-person classes.

Tyler & Bursch, LLC are handling the case pro bono and are supported by Advocates for Faith and Freedom. Jennifer Bursch filed the lawsuit “to protect single moms…, children whose parents do not read or write English and children with special needs.” Tyler & Bursch, LLC’s phone number is 951-600-2733. Orange County’s School Superintendent Mijares is “disappointed” with this action.

National Class Action to Reopen Class for students with disabilities

A group of parents and/or natural guardians of students with special needs are filing a national class action lawsuit to reopen class. This impacts seven million students.

The lawsuit is being filed against local school districts and State Education Departments. The link provided shows the lawsuit and gives one the opportunity to join the lawsuit. It highlights the options to reopen which may/may not include the physical opening of a class.

Florida parents challenge Florida School Board Mask Mandate

A group of parents filed suit in the Circuit Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, FL on August 14, 2020 against the Hillsborough County School Superintendent and Hillsborough School Board over the defendants’ order that students must wear a facemask to attend school.  The parents argue the order mandating a mask violates Florida law and the United States and Florida Constitutions in part because:  

  1. it is an impediment to a child’s right to a free public education,
  2. the virtual schooling offered as an alternative in the order is an inadequate, separate and unequal education
  3. the masks are a medical device and their mandated use interferes with a parent’s right to determine their child’s medical treatments. 

The parents are represented by Patrick Leduc of Tampa, Florida.

Parent files lawsuit against Coffee County Schools

Manchester resident Heather Murchison, mother of Coffee County Central High School student Nico Sanfilippo, has filed a lawsuit against Director of Coffee County Schools Dr. Charles Lawson and the Coffee County Board of Education.

The complaint alleges the mask mandate approved by the school board violates state law. At the Aug. 10 board meeting, the Coffee County School Board approved a statement requiring the use of masks in district facilities.

Lawsuit Against Department of Health And Governor Cuomo Re: Children Deprived of Normal Education and Activities

Governor Cuomo has been charged for the unlawful exercise of emergency powers as they pertain to children and schools. 

Parents in Ohio Are Filing Lawsuits in Ohio Over Mask Requirements in School

Churches

ACLJ Files Major Lawsuit Challenging California Ban on Singing in Church

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Three churches in Northern California are suing Governor Newsom and various Public Health Officers due to order prohibiting singing and chanting in places of worship which was issued July 1.

Advocates for Faith and Freedom (951-304-7583), National Center for Law and Policy (760-747-4529), American Center for Law and Justice (aclj.org), and Tyler & Bursch, LLC (951-600-2733) are representing the churches.

They are asking for a restraining order and injunction relief based on the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Harvest Rock Chruch Not Allowed To Have Service

Everyone who goes to a Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, CA, is being threatened with criminal charges that carry one year in prison and fines of $1,000 per day. Let this sink in – everyone who attends a religious service this Sunday faces arrest, jail and fines.

Lawsuit filed by Religious Leaders Against NY Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor de Blasio

Treatment

AAPS v FDA Re HCQ

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The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons filed a lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA for “irrational interference” by the FDA with timely access to hydroxychloroquine. 

“Never in history have we seen such a determined effort by the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to downplay and lie about the use of a successful drug to treat a deadly disease. Hydroxychloroquine is the first choice in a study of 6,000 doctors treating the coronavirus.

In the field and in independent testing hydroxychloroquine displayed amazing results in treating the COVID-19 virus. So why are Dr. Fauci and the FDA fighting so hard to stop this treatment from being used?

Miscellaneous

Children’s Health Defense Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies!

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) filed a lawsuit on Monday, August 17, 2020 in San Francisco Federal Court charging Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and three fact-checking outfits with censoring truthful public health posts and for fraudulently misrepresenting and defaming CHD.

California legislators file suit against Governor Newsom’s Executive Order requiring all California voters to be provided mail-in ballots.

California State Assemblymen James Gallagher and Kevin Kiley filed suit on June 11, 2020 in Sutter County Superior Court challenging Governor Newsom’s Executive Order mandating all California voters receive mail-in ballots. A trial date of October 21, 2020 has been set for the case.

Lawsuit Against Governor of Tennessee

Plaintiffs Citizens for Limited Government and Constitutional Integrity have brought actions against Governor William B. Lee in his official capacity. 

Pierce County (Washington State) Woman Files Lawsuit Against County Health Officials Over Remote Learning.

Wendy Cochran filed the lawsuit this week against Pierce County, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD), and Director of Health Dr. Anthony Chen. The suit alleged those parties are robbing Cochran’s three children of their constitutional right to an in-person education by requiring all public and private schools to start with remote learning in the fall.

“Over the span of several months of schools across the nation engaging in remote learning, the best evidence indicates that COVID-19 poses relatively low risks to school-aged children,” the lawsuit, filed in Pierce County Superior Court, said. “Conversely, distance learning has been universally condemned as a substantially inadequate, inequitable, and harmful form of education. Remote learning leads to severe learning loss and makes absorbing information more difficult for students with disabilities, developmental delays, or other cognitive disabilities.”

Ohio Stands Up! Lawsuit

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Determined to restore the Constitutional rights that have been been stripped away by the State of Ohio’s unjustified actions regarding COVID-19, Ohio Stands Up! has filed suit in the Northern District of Ohio Federal Court to remove the emergency order. The group is represented by Thomas Renz and Robert Gargasz.

According to attorney Tom Renz, “We believe that the response to COVID-19 has been the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American public.”

Dawn Desrosiers, et al. v. Governor Charles D. Baker

In June a lawsuit was filed by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) against Governor Charlie Baker for using the Civil Defense Act State of Emergency. It was filed on behalf of small business owners, entrepreneurs, church pastors, and a headmaster of a private school.

They seek to return power to local boards of health and the state legislature. In July the case was moved to the state’s Supreme Judicial Court. Oral arguments are set of September 11, 2020. NCLA’s phone number is 202-869-5210.

Oregon Bankers Association et al v. State of Oregon et al, Docket No. 6:20-cv-01375 (D. Or. Aug 13, 2020), Court Docket

Oregon banks are suing the state government over a blanket moratorium on foreclosures passed this summer they describe as an unconstitutional violation of contract law.

Legal Actions Underway in Minnesota

This site is updated as more lawsuits are filed, and as those filed proceed through court.

Legal Actions Underway in the State of Washington

Coronavirus lawsuits against Governor Inslee – the list

Nevada Second Amendment

Dr. Ignatius Piazza, owner of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, filed a lawsuit against the State of Nevada to defend the Second Amendment. In the spring, Front Sight voluntarily closed due to the unconfirmed thought that this would flatten the curve. This was done with reluctance and the expectation of reopening at a future date.

The State of Nevada allowed this type of business to remain open. Closer to the anticipated reopening of September 1, Dr. Piazza sent e-mails stating Front Sight would be opening on that date. However, because wearing masks tends to make goggles fog up (safety concern) and because instructors need to be within close reach of students (not social distance) the Nye County Board of Commissioners demanded compliance or face numerous consequences.

A follow up letter was also sent from the Nevada OSHA. Front Sight has chosen to allow students to return, thus the decision to file the lawsuit.

Attorneys and Organizations Filing Lawsuits

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Center For American Liberty

“As we have observed a coordinated assault on our civil liberties and freedoms from certain corporations, politicians, socialist revolutionaries, and inept or biased government actors, we have decided to fight back and defend our fundamental, constitutionally-enshrined rights from the forces set out to destroy the foundations of what makes the United States of America exceptional. “

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Alliance Defending Freedom

On January 31, 1994, more than 30 Christian leaders came together to build a ministry that would defend your religious freedom—before it was too late.

These founders knew that it would take an alliance to keep the doors open for the Gospel in the United States.

Constitutional Law Group 2.0

Constitutional Law Group

The Constitutional Law Group is a nationwide network of Constitutional Lawyers that are masters in the knowledge of the Constitution that defend The People of the United States of America, safeguarding their Unalienable Rights from the trespasses of government.

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SSB America

We are a group of Patriotic Small Business leaders (Tech Companies, Marketers, Oath Keepers etc.) who came together to support other small businesses around America.

Constitutional Law Group 2.0

Open America Legal Defense Fund

The fight for liberty is only possible with the support of like-minded Americans. 

Our efforts are already making a difference. We have identified numerous instances where government ordinances are violating the constitutional rights of people. However, as each state struggles to reopen we’re receiving more requests for legal assistance from across the nation every day.

Other Documents and Resources

Religious Exemption Information Card

My prayer is that this card will bless all those who use it and read it.

We are born with God-given rights that the Constitution protects.

Here is the LINK to the Federal Civil Right Law, which protects your ability to have free and equal access to all public accommodations.

Letter To The Governor

Rather than protest against Governor Whitmer’s executive orders, a concerned citizen sent a letter to the governor. He details he is happy to follow the executive orders as long as she provides the information he needs to make an informed decision.  

If no, then he is under no obligation to follow her edicts. 

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