AG Hill: Governor does not have authority to make it a crime to not…

first_img WhatsApp Twitter (Photo supplied/Curtis Hill for Indiana) Does the governor have the authority to make it a crime to not wear a mask during this pandemic? Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says “no.”On Wednesday Governor Eric Holcomb announced he was be rolling out a statewide mandate requiring you to wear a facemask in public. It makes it a Class B misdemeanor to be out in public without a mask on.“Our order will require masks or face coverings for anyone 8-years or older while you are in public, indoor places,” Holcomb said in his announcement. “While not wearing a mask is a Class B misdemeanor please now that the ‘mask police’ will not be patrolling public streets.”In an advisory opinion, Hill says the governor lacks the authority to make it a crime to not wear a mask. He said instead of an executive order of the mandate, Holcomb should have called a special session of the state legislature in order to pass a law.“The wisdom of wearing masks — or of laws requiring such measures — is not the issue here,” Hill said. “Rather, the issue is whether we are following the proper and constitutional processes for enacting laws and whether we are respecting the distinct roles of each branch of state government.”But, some legal experts argue the state is still under an emergency declaration because of the pandemic, so that give Holcomb the authority to enact the mandate. State law says a state of emergency in Indiana can only last as long as 30-days unless it is renewed by the governor.Holcomb has renewed an emergency declaration every month for the last four months since the pandemic started. The current renewal expires Aug. 3. Previous articleElkhart police investigating after body found on Beardsley Avenue ThursdayNext articleMichigan tops a list of states in terms of quick unemployment recovery Network Indiana Google+ AG Hill: Governor does not have authority to make it a crime to not wear mask By Network Indiana – July 23, 2020 2 565 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

DONEGAL LADIES JUST FALL SHORT IN ULSTER SEMI-FINAL BATTLE WITH ARMAGH

first_imgDonegal’s EIlish WardDONEGAL’S Ladies couldn’t make it three-in-a-row for the county in gaelic football today, losing by six points to Armagh in Lisnaskea.Davy McLaughlin’s young team – he only took over 10 weeks ago – did Donegal proud though, and were ahead of the Orchard County at the break in the Ulster Senior Ladies Championship semi-final.But Armagh, on the back of an unbeaten run to the National Division 3 title, powered ahead at the end and had just too much for Donegal, winning on a scoreline of 1-15 to 1-09. Armagh head to Omagh for the final on July 6 to take on Monaghan who saw off Cavan in a one-sided affair in the other semi-final 5-14 to 1-05.Donegal now go into the All-Ireland qualifiers. DONEGAL LADIES JUST FALL SHORT IN ULSTER SEMI-FINAL BATTLE WITH ARMAGH was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:armaghdonegal ladiesLisnaskeasemi-finallast_img read more