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Judiciary weighs challenge to New Mexico stay-at-home order

Judiciary weighs challenge to New Mexico stay-at-home order

The Associated Press
Updated: August 04, 2020 09:00 AM
Created: August 04, 2020 08:58 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state Supreme Court is weighing whether the governor has the authority to levy hefty fines against businesses as she enforces a public health order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Oral arguments were scheduled for Tuesday in the case pitting Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham against business owners who have questioned recent health orders spurred by the pandemic.

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The original lawsuit contends that violations of public health orders only can be sanctioned with $100 fine and up to six months in jail, and says the administration has overstepped its authority by invoking larger fines.


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