Kentucky attorney general sues Governor for banning in-person learning at religious schools
The attorney general of Kentucky has joined a lawsuit filed by a Christian school against Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Ky., that seeks to prevent the implementation of a state COVID-19 ban on in-person learning, the Christian Post reports. Arguing the ban violates First Amendment rights, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the suit filed Friday by Danville Christian Academy.
Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-969 on Wednesday last week, ordering all public and private elementary, middle and high schools to ‚Äúcease in-person instruction and transition to remote or virtual instruction‚ÄĚ starting on Monday, the Christian Post reports. While middle and high schools must remain closed until January 4, elementary schools can resume in-person learning on December 7, as long as they are not in a designated ‚ÄúRed Zone County.‚ÄĚ Beshear said he was issuing the order because of a ‚Äúpotentially catastrophic...
Schools haven't been catestrophic generators of infection from what I've seen, so the rationale is difficult to support. This will be an uphill battle, though. Religious schools are closed as are their public cohorts. If Christian schools were singled out as they were in other states, there might be a better argument.