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Judge dismisses GOP Senate candidate's suit over Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions

Judge dismisses GOP Senate candidate's suit over Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions

A federal judge on Wednesday rejected GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis' lawsuit alleging that Minnesota's coronavirus restrictions placed an unconstitutional burden on his ability to campaign.

State orders previously restricted non-essential travel, although that rule ended in May.

Political leaders, however, have sought to justify the restrictions on public health grounds and Frank reportedly said the state possesses the power to restrict activity when faced with a crisis.

Keith Ellison, the state's Democratic attorney general, accused Lewis of tying up the legal system with a frivolous lawsuit.

“Jason Lewis is tying up our legal system with a frivolous, political lawsuit about how the pandemic has inconvenienced him personally while Minnesotans are caring for each other by staying safe at home," he said, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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