Bar owners in North Carolina are suing over COVID rules from Gov. Roy Cooper that they say violates the Constitution.
“The plaintiffs claim Cooper’s executive orders affecting bars and certain private bar permit holders have made it “unprofitable to operate” and that each plaintiff has “suffered financial damages due to the closing” of their business.
In both lawsuits, the plaintiffs want a judge to rule that Cooper’s executive orders related to bars are a violation of the state Constitution.
They also want a three-judge panel to declare that part of the state’s Emergency Management Act is unconstitutional, claiming it leaves them with no way outside the courts to address concerns with executive orders.” [READ MORE]