New York Attorney General Letitia James is appealing a lawsuit that struck down Gov. Kathy Hochul’s “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures” regulation, according to state Sen. George Borrello.
In a March 13 press release, Borrello said that James, a Democrat, formally submitted an appeal of the State Supreme Court ruling on Monday.
A New York judge in July overturned the rule allowing the Department of Health to place citizens exposed to or infected with highly contagious diseases such as COVID-19 in quarantine “locations” for an indefinite time without review.
“It’s disappointing, but not a surprise, that state officials have chosen to pursue an appeal of Judge [Ronald] Ploetz’s ruling declaring Rule 2.13 unconstitutional and ‘null and void’,” said Borrello.
“Their actions are an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars and an attempt to defend an indefensible policy. The constitutional separation of powers and the right of due process are multiple principles that cannot be compromised.”
Hochul and the Department of Health ordered the rule’s protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic and it was subsequently renewed every 90 days.
Specifically, rule 2.13 stated that “whenever appropriate to control the spread of a highly contagious communicable disease, the State Commissioner of Health may issue and/or may direct the local health authority to issue isolation and/or quarantine orders, consistent with due process of law, to all such persons as the State Commissioner of Health shall determine appropriate.”
Read the full article here: NY Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Struck Down Isolation, Quarantine Camps (theepochtimes.com)