November 21, 2023

USA: NY Appellate Court Reversed and Dismissed Lower Court Ruling In Case Against Governor Hochul Over Adoption Of Highly Unconstitutional Rule 2.13, “Isolation And Quarantine Procedures”

UPDATE 11/30/23 at 1:28am: Added vid below.

UPDATE 11/23/23 at 3:29pm: Added vids below.
News 8 WROC published November 21, 2023: Hochul administration wins appeal in lawsuit over quarantine orders. After oral arguments ended last September, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that the state's Commissioner of Health is allowed to issue quarantine orders to control the disease.
NTD News published September 13, 2023: LIVE: George Borrello V. Kathleen Hochul Lawsuit Appeal Proceeds to Oral Arguments.

WTEN published July 13, 2022: NY AG appealing isolation and quarantine decision.
Why is there censorship surrounding this New York Governor overreach? I could only find this vide and another reporting about it and as you can see this report was made last year. If it wasn't for regular people on TikTok reporting this very important information, I would not have known about it.  And then why I shared it on Instagram, the fact checkers forced me to delete the videos and penalized me. (emphasis mine)
GlobalAwareness101 published November 20, 2023: NY Appellate Court Reversed and Dismissed Lower Court Ruling In Case Against Governor Hochul.

The New York State Senate website
November 20, 2023

Albany, NY - Congressman Mike Lawler, State Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Chris Tague, and Attorney Bobbie Anne Cox announced that the Appellate Division of the Fourth Judicial Department has issued a decision reversing a July 11, 2022 lower court ruling in favor of the legal challenge the petitioners lodged against the state in the case Borrello, Lawler, Tague, Uniting NYS v. Hochul.

Originally filed in April 2022 in State Supreme Court of Cattaraugus County, the petitioners of the lawsuit are Senator George Borrello, Assemblyman Chris Tague, Assemblyman (now, Congressman) Michael Lawler and the citizens’ organization, Uniting NYS. The petitioners sued Governor Hochul and the New York State Department of Health over the adoption of highly unconstitutional Rule 2.13, “Isolation and Quarantine Procedures,” charging that the process violated separation-of-powers, the very bedrock of our liberty and prosperity.

On July 11, 2022, Judge Ronald Ploetz ruled in favor of the petitioners, citing a longstanding law, Public Health Law 2120, that covers the issue. In his decision he noted that “Rule 2.13 actually contravenes the procedures set forth in PHL 2120 and ignores the balancing act between an individual’s rights and the need for public safety.” The Judge also noted that the Rule lacked any due process protections, concluding that “Rule 2.13 merely gives ‘lip service’ to constitutional due process.”

The plaintiffs in the suit, issued the following joint statement in response to the appellate court’s dismissal of the case:

“We are deeply disappointed in the Appellate Division’s ruling in favor of the Hochul administration in the case of Borrello, Lawler, Tague, Uniting NYS v. Hochul. The court did not address the merits of the case which were outlined by Judge Ploetz in his original decision. Instead, they shamefully reversed and dismissed the case on a technicality, claiming that we, the petitioners, somehow lacked standing to bring the case in the first place.

We strongly disagree with their ruling and are concerned about the widespread implications of this erroneous decision. They have not only paved the way for Hochul and her Department of Health to re-issue this heinous Rule, but they have set a precedent to preclude citizens from rightfully challenging government overreach in court, and they’ve effectively unconstitutionally empowered the Executive Branch to overreach into policymaking, which is a decision that could.

In light of Governor Hochul’s other overreaches into the daily lives of New Yorkers, including her effort to ban gas stoves, her ‘housing’ plan that would eliminate local zoning, and her excessive mask mandates on children, to name a few, our concerns are well-warranted.

This has been a ‘David v. Goliath’ fight from the beginning on many levels, so it is not surprising that the state, with its limitless resources, has effectuated a win this round. We will never stop fighting for New Yorkers against government overreach. And so, we will be appealing this calamitous decision to the Court of Appeals, our state’s highest court, which is a court of constitutional integrity, and we are confident justice for New Yorkers.

The stupid fact checkers said was false information and penalized me for it on Instagram. They made me remove other posts explaining this horrible New York law. But this one showing the appeal trial court proceeding didn't get flagged for misinformation. (emphasis mine)

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