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By Roger Harnack

Two more lawsuits filed against Gov. Inslee

Governor now having to defend 'unconstitutional' overreach in four separate lawsuits


Last updated 5/6/2020 at 9:06am

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee is now facing four lawsuits over his “unconstitutional” overreach in using the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to quarantine healthy Washingtonians.

Two new lawsuits were filed in today with attorneys Joel B. Ard and David K. DeWolf representing the plaintiffs in both suits.

One of the new lawsuits was filed by Republican lawmakers Reps. Andrew Barkis of Olympia, Chris Corry of Yakima, Drew McEwen of Union and Brandon Vick of Clark County.

The lawsuit alleges that Gov. Inslee violated the constitutional rights of Washingtonians to freely exercise religion a...

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