Late tuesday, Federal Judge King decided the legal challenge to Key West’s New Year’s curfew.
The Key West law stands. Constitutional challenge by Andrew Day for temporary restraining order was denied.
Judge King decided the case on its merits. I thought he would throw it out on technical issues like “standing” and/or “no damages.”
Instead the Judge immediately went to the heart of the matter.
Judge King ruled Key West has a “substantial government interest in preserving and protecting the public health of its citizens.” Further indicating the prohibition is not indefinite. Merely New Year’s eve weekend for a total of 24 hours.
In an early morning article yesterday, the Miami Herald identified Day as a bartender. The Miami Herald in its late afternoon news release identified Day’s wife as a bartender also.
Day’s claim was that he lost his job due to the coronavirus pandemic.
I compliment the Mayor and City Commission in taking a position they believed correct and standing by it. In previous conflicts with bar owners, the Commission would rule and then back off or water down its original order. This time the Mayor and City Commission stood tall.
Some things are hard to believe. Gallup does an annual survey to determine the “Most Admired Man in America.” This year’s winner Donald Trump.
Obama had previously been the Most Admired for 12 consecutive years.
There is a “Most Admired Woman in America” category also. Michelle Obama was the winner for a third consecutive year.
Does anyone tell the truth? We know Donald does not.
Two prominent nations and their leaders have joined the liars group. China and Russia.
A China CDC study revealed Wuhan’s coronavirus infections were ten percent higher than reported.
Russia admitted its coronavirus death totals were three times higher than reported.
Trump’s friends Xi and Putin must be upset by the revelations. As Trump has in the past. Florida Governor DeSantis joins the pack. He tried to fudge the number of cases. Wanted a lower the number reported. The civil servant told to do the dirty deed was terminated or quit when she refused. The matter went public.
Today’s blog is shorter than normal. I have a doctor’s appointment this morning.
I am beginning to think that between doctor visits and hospital testing I support the Key West medical community. Not directly. Actually Medicare and my supplemental carrier.
Enjoy your day!