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Judge rejects Lewis' challenge to Minnesota virus rules

Judge rejects Lewis' challenge to Minnesota virus rules Photo: KSTP.

Associated Press
Updated: October 16, 2020 05:55 PM
Created: September 30, 2020 01:49 PM

A federal judge has dismissed a challenge by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis to Minnesota’s coronavirus restrictions.

Judge Donovan Frank rejected the former congressman’s arguments that the rules unconstitutionally limit his freedom to campaign.

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The judge ruled Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Tim Walz acted within his authority to respond to the public health crisis when he imposed restrictions on crowd sizes, travel and other measures meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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