A direct memo from the McShane Firm LLC. If not already aware, they provided representation for the The People vs Tom Wolf
, which resulted in a win for the people.
This morning Youth Hockey Info reached out to the McShane Firm in a bid for clarity on the following updates shared by both Tom Wolf and Rachel Levine at last evenings press conference Pa. Health Dept.: Pandemic Orders Still in Effect Despite Federal Ruling - Erie
. Their reply is short, (received today @ 1:05pm est) descript and to the point. There is no possible way to misunderstand the response.
While the governor and secretary for the DOH remain steadfast in their own beliefs regarding the gathering restrictions, here's what the official ruling means with respect to the law.There are 3 big changes
1. The DOH and the Governor cannot ever
issue business closure orders using a list like the life sustaining versus non-life sustaining.
2. The DOH and the Governor cannot ever
again issue a stay-at-home order.
3. The gathering limits of 25 and 250 are now gone
. For gatherings it is unrestricted.
The occupancy limits were not part of the lawsuit. It is not that the federal judge found them to be ok. In fact, if it were part of the lawsuit, it would be a very sound bet that he would have struck down the 25%/50% discrepancy.
Reach out them directly - The McShane Firm LLC