Civil Rights Advocates File Preliminary Injunction Against Cuomo Emergency Powers
2ANYS urges federal court to halt enforcement of Cuomo regime executive authority
June 8, 2020 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – 2ANYS, New York State’s premier civilian rearmament enterprise securing maximal Second Amendment civil rights by, with, and through The People, filed a motion for preliminary injunction in federal court seeking to halt enforcement of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 executive orders. This motion follows a federal lawsuit they filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.Y. on Friday, May 15, 2020 challenging Cuomo regime executive authority on constitutional grounds.
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“The whole goal of this is to spur some action on the part of the Western District, which has not moved on this case at all,” 2ANYS Founder Steve Felano said. “And that’s part of a trend we’ve seen since the beginning of the COVID shutdown where various district courts at the federal level, because the state courts were, in effect, shut down, have really been picking and choosing we think, because of political reasons, which cases they actually want to hear and fast track.”
“This is not just about the lockdown because the lockdown is slowly unlocking,” LibertyMovement.Org CEO James Ostrowski said. “This is a permanent change in the power of the governor of the State of New York. It’s illegal. He can reinstate any time. We complained in the complaint that he could lock down the state because of terrorism. And look what’s happened in the last nine days. He could literally lock down the state because of the riots. And this legislation isn’t going to go away, it also applies to lots of other things. So, we’re in this fight for the long haul, whether he opens up or not.”
“As an accountant and small business owner, I’ve seen dozens of my clients shut down, where they can’t provide for their family,” Erie County Libertarian Party Chair Duane Whitmer said. “Can’t feed their kids, can’t raise money, can’t support their family. And the solution that New York State provided with unemployment, they couldn’t get through. Eight weeks, 10 weeks without receiving any paycheck…this is kind of an odd shutdown in which Andrew Cuomo didn’t know what he was doing, and he overreacted and panicked.”
2ANYS has partnered with a range of civil rights advocates to launch a comprehensive lawsuit against members of the Cuomo regime, citing a myriad of emergency power abuses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
To expedite review of the arguments presented in the lawsuit, the group announced the filing of a motion for preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of N.Y. seeking to halt enforcement of Governor Cuomo’s executive orders against all plaintiffs.
The arguments presented in the motion for preliminary injunction include:
- The Guarantee Clause requires that the governor’s executive orders be nullified;
- The governor’s executive orders violate the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment;
- The governor’s executive orders violate several sections of the Bill of Rights and Constitution; and
- There is no scientific, empirical, practical or policy reason why the court should not enjoin enforcement of the governor’s orders.
Donations to support to lawsuit can be made at:
To learn more about any of the above, please contact Steve Felano at 888-763-5345 or [email protected].
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