Lawsuit by group of churches, businesses challenges Minnesota's partial shutdown, saying it picks 'winners and losers'
May 8, 2020
Two Twin Cities churches and several business owners are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to end what they call an unconstitutional and draconian scheme to close them during the pandemic, saying the partial shutdown has violated their constitutional rights.
In a federal lawsuit filed in Minnesota on Wednesday, the group alleges Walz's executive orders during the pandemic unfairly pick "winners and losers" by closing some businesses, schools and places of worship, while allowing big-box stores and others to remain open.