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The Lawsuit…

Attorney Bobbie Anne Cox, of Cox Lawyers, PLLC, filed the lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court the beginning of April 2022.  The case is all about separation of powers between the Executive branch of government (the Governor and DOH) vs the Legislative branch of government (our State Senators and Assembly Members).  This “regulation” is really a law that the Governor and DOH are illegally forcing on the people.  Only the Legislative branch has the power to make law.  The Governor and her Department of Health do not have the power to force people to isolate or quarantine.  This is a clear example of extreme government overreach.  When one branch of government usurps the power of the other branch(es), that is tyranny.
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  • Uniting NYS is proud to announce that we teamed up with a group of NYS Legislators, and together we successfully sued Governor Hochul, DOH Commissioner Bassett, the Department of Health, and the Public Health & Health Planning Council over their illegal forced “Isolation and Quarantine” regulation!  We are proud to be standing together as petitioners with Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Mike Lawler, and Assemblyman Chris Tague in our pursuit of justice.  We have additional support from Assemblyman and Minority Pro Tempore Andrew Goodell, Assemblyman and Minority Leader William Barclay and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio who have filed an amazing Amicus Brief in favor of our case!
These legislators are true leaders.


We WON at the trial court!

NYS Supreme Court Judge Ronald Ploetz has ruled in our favor on July 28, 2022!  The Governor’s forced quarantine regulation has been STRUCK DOWN as unconstitutional.  It is null, void and unenforceable, and the Court has prohibited the Governor and DOH from continuing to issue the regulation!

Read the Judge’s decision here:  Court decision

Get more details about the case from our attorney Bobbie Anne Cox by watching the American Thought Leaders trailer or click HERE for the full interview.     

Hochul APPEALED, and the Court Ruled Against the Will of the People…

Help Us Appeal this horrendous decision! 

We won, but tyrannical Governor Hochul APPEALED our win to overthrow the Supreme Court Judge’s ruling. And the Appellate Division ruled in favor of Hochul!
  Here is how you can HELP us:     

 1. Make a donation to the legal fund…  Bobbie Anne Cox, Esq. has been handling the case PRO BONO, which means she has been working for free for almost 2 years.  And now she must appeal this terrible Appellate Court decision.  She’s fighting so hard for all of us… we need to help support her.  Please consider making a donation today.  Donate here   Or you can support her by subscribing to her Substack blog at:  https://attorneycox.substack.com  (There are free and paid subscriptions available).                                      

2. Tell Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James what you think of their appeal that has overturned the will of the people.  Call, email, Tweet them and tell them you do not support tyranny and you are against quarantine camps!   Governor Kathy Hochul (518) 474-8390,  (212) 681-4580, Twitter: @GovKathyHochul, @KathyHochul  Attorney General Letitia James (800) 771-7755  Twitter: @TishJames, @NewYorkStateAG

3. Ask your NYS representatives to speak out on our behalf… Email and call your representatives and tell them that Uniting NYS, along with a group of NYS Legislators, have WON a lawsuit against the Governor and DOH over the illegal forced “Isolation and Quarantine” regulation.  Tell them Hochul appealed our victory, and the Appellate Court shamefully ruled against us!  Let them know you’d like them to support the case in one or all of the following ways… by making a public statement on their website supporting our win and condemning the Appellate Court’s decision; by writing a letter to the Governor and Commissioner of Health telling them what they think of the court’s decision; and any other way they think is good. 

4.  Watch oral arguments HERE which took place on September 13, 2023 at the Appellate Division Courthouse. Click HERE to watch oral arguments from the Appellate Division’s website. You must scroll down the page and click on the date 9/13/23 to listen. We are the first oral argument that day. 

*** Click HERE to read about our day in court and to see the Power of the People. 

Relive our day in court by clicking HERE to watch an amazing video by emanphoto.

Go to our Take Action page HERE for the latest “calls to action”. 

5. Join Uniting NYS…  It’s free.  Just sign up for our emails!  This is the best way to stay informed, and it automatically makes you a member of Uniting NYS. Just click on the “Sign up for our newsletter” button here: https://unitingnys.com/ 

The Regulation…

10 NYCRR 2.13 “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures”
  • Allows the DOH to pick and choose who they want to force to isolate or quarantine, without proof that the person poses a health threat, for however long the DOH wishes to force the quarantine, and at a location that the DOH deems appropriate (which can include a quarantine “facility” or detention center).
  • They do not need to prove that you are actually sick.  They can just suspect that you MIGHT be harboring a communicable disease.
  • There is no age restriction, so they can force you, or your child, or your elderly parent/grandparent into isolation or quarantine, for however long they want!
  • It is the antithesis of what our country stands for, so we intend to stop them!
You can read the full text of the regulation on pages 11-13 of the Judge’s decision, here: Court decision   

Join Us! 

Be a part of our lawsuit by becoming a member of Uniting NYS.  You will receive our weekly newsletter, get detailed updates on our case, be able to access informational sessions, and more:  Subscribe here

Press Conference:

Want to hear more about our case?  Watch our press conference when we first filed our case in April 2022 here:  Press Conference Albany, NY
Watch our press conference right after oral arguments in September 2023 here: Press Conference, Rochester, NY 

Press Releases:

Flyers to share:

To help spread awareness and educate others, you can download our printable flyer HERE and our social media flyer HERE. 

Download and Share on Social Media

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Video Commercial…

Share our short, 2-minute video about the “Isolation and Quarantine” regulation and our lawsuit:  Watch Commercial on Rumble


  • April 1, 2022 Lawsuit filed
  • April 5, 2022 Press conference in Albany, NY
  • April 6, 2022 A WIN!  The Court grants our Order To Show Cause!
  • April 12, 2022 Instead of answering our lawsuit, the Attorney General removed our case to Federal Court (total stall tactic)
  • April 13, 2022 Federal Court conference regarding our Order To Show Cause to remand the case back to State Court.
  • April 14, 2022 We filed a Motion to remand back to State Court
  • April 19, 2022 Oral arguments before the Federal Judge
  • April 19, 2022 Our motion is granted!  We’re back in State Court
  • April 21, 2022 Amicus Brief is filed in support of our case by Assemblymen Andy Goodell, Joe Giglio and Minority Leader Will Barclay
  • April 22, 2022 Conference with State Court Judge
  • April 22, 2022 Governor/DOH oppose the filing of the Amicus Brief!
  • April 29, 2022 Amicus Curiae file motion for permission to file Amicus Brief
  • May 6, 2022 Governor/DOH filed their Answer to our lawsuit, and they filed their opposition to Amicus Brief. Their Answer is LONG and FULL of inaccuracies and misstatements!
  • May 7, 2022 Amici Curiae filed Reply papers to support their motion for Amicus Brief to be permitted.
  • May 9, 2022 We filed brief in support of Amicus Brief
  • May 12, 2022 A WIN! Judge rules in our favor and allows the Amicus Brief!
  • May 13, 2022 We filed rebuttal papers to Governor/DOH Answering papers
  • May 27, 2022 Oral arguments
  • July 8, 2022 WE WON! The Judge ruled in our favor. The “quarantine camp” regulation has been struck down!
  • July 13, 2022  Hochul & Letitia James file a Notice of Appeal.  Shame on them!  They are #lawless
  • January 6, 2023 Hochul requests an extension of time to appeal our victory.
  • January 8, 2023 We submit our objection to Hochul’s request for more time.
  • January 9, 2023 The Appellate Division grants Hochul 60 day extension to appeal.
  • March 13, 2023 Hochul files her appeal. #lawless
  • May 12, 2023 Our opposing brief was filed.
  • May 23, 2023 New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) Amicus Brief was filed. 
  • June 1, 2023 Hochul and James filed their reply.
  • September 13, 2023 at 10:00 am -Oral Arguments at Supreme Court, Fourth Department, Appellate Division
  • November 17, 2023 the Fourth Department Appellate Division rules against the will of New Yorkers, and shamefully overturns our win. Read their decision here
  • January 24, 2024 We filed our appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals. 
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