December 21, 2020 |
“HELENA, Mont. – Gov. Steve Bullock and Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) are being taken to court by a group that says the statewide mask mandate “conscripted private businesses and people to serve as state mask-police.”
According to a complaint filed in Lewis and Clark District Court, the group, Stand Up Montana, is seeking an injunction against the governor’s mask mandate and Nov. directive.
The lawsuit was filed by Attorney Quentin Rhoades of Missoula.
Rhoades alleges that any COVID-19 restrictions put in place since April should be void, and that Bullock’s emergency powers violated those allowed under law by the Montana Constitution.”