Yuba City, Calif. – A California State Superior Court finalized its ruling yesterday determining that Governor Gavin Newsom abused his authority by changing state law in violation of the California Constitution during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
“Today, the Court confirmed that Gavin Newsom does not rule California and that we are still a nation of laws," said Assemblymembers Gallagher and Kiley. "California has not been well-served by 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 principle of our democracy and govern himself accordingly.”
The Assemblymembers’ lawsuit challenged the legality of Executive Order N-67-20 and the Governor’s ongoing abuse of separation of powers.
Click here to read the final ruling issued today in Sutter County Superior Court.
Click here to download video and b-roll from the October 7th pre-trial hearing.
Assemblyman James Gallagher represents the 3rd Assembly District, which encompasses all of Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties as well as portions of Butte and Colusa counties.
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley represents the 6th Assembly District, which includes the Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado County communities of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Orangevale, Penryn, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sheridan.
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