HARRISBURG (AP) – The Wolf Administration says it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that says pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed limits on gatherings, and ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV sided with plaintiffs that included hair salons, drive-in movie theaters, a farmer’s market vendor, a horse trainer, and several Republican office holders. Courts had consistently rejected challenges to Wolf’s power to order businesses to close during the pandemic. Wolf’s spokesperson said the administration will seek delayed enforcement of the ruling while it appeals. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman called on Gov. Wolf to work with the General Assembly to develop a plan to move Pennsylvania forward.

JUDGE WILLIAM STICKMAN IV

SEN. JAKE CORMAN

GOV. TOM WOLF