Many Businesses Stay Open As Battle Over El Paso Shutdown Order Moves Through Courts

A judge has now upheld the county’s order.

By Angela KochergaNovember 6, 2020 5:53 pm, , , ,

From KTEP:

A district court judge in El Paso upheld a county order to shut down non-essential businesses to slow the spread of COVID.

Judge William Moody rejected a request for a temporary injunction on Friday, saying while there is no legal precedent there is a historical one. He used the 1918-1919 pandemic as his guide, along with actions taken by local officials in Texas cities and counties.

“Cities like Dallas and San Antonio developed their own unique responses to the deadly flu in the manner that their elected, local officials felt was necessary to protect the health and financial interests of their individual communities,” said Judge Moody.

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