Colorado GOP leader seeks to overturn Polis pandemic orders

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Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference on the state’s efforts against the new coronavirus Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s House Republican minority leader and a conservative activist want the state Supreme Court to overturn a mask-wearing order and other measures by Democratic Gov. Jared Polis intended to combat the coronavirus.

The Denver Post reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday by Rep. Patrick Neville and Michelle Malkin argues that Polis violated the state Constitution’s separation of powers clauses by declaring a public emergency enabling Polis to issue a series of executive orders to confront the pandemic. The suit seeks to overturn several public health orders. Polis defended his actions, indicating he is working to benefit Coloradans.

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