Alabama Governor, Health Officer Sued Over Statewide Mask Mandate

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Mask mandates are increasing in unpopularity as Americans tire of the neverending moving goalposts. Once branded as a temporary means to stop the spread of coronavirus, health “experts” like Dr. Anthony Fauci are now claiming that masking and social distancing will need to maintain even after the advent of a vaccine for COVID-19.

Democrats and others who favor big government may not have an issue with draconian mask mandates; however, most conservatives and other patriotic Americans do.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) recently made a huge contribution to the movement of reopening and unmasking America; this happened last week when DeSantis lifted coronavirus restrictions and eliminated penalties for noncompliance with mask orders in Florida.

Now, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) and Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama’s public health officer, are facing a lawsuit over the imposed statewide mask mandate, travel restrictions, shutdowns, and limitations on gatherings, confirms sources.

Unwrapping the Lawsuit Against Alabama’s Statewide Mask Mandate

At this time, seven Alabama entrepreneurs and residents are filing suit against Governor Ivey and Dr. Harris for their mask mandate and other aforementioned restrictions. The goal of the suit is to end the statewide mask order, halt the enforcement of other limitations, and provide the Alabama plaintiffs with monetary compensation.

The seven plaintiffs who are suing the Alabama governor and health officer have representation from Republican Roy Moore, a former Alabama chief justice. Moore maintains that both Ivey and Harris have overstepped their constitutional bounds.

Per the former chief justice, Governor Ivey’s shutdown orders, compulsory masking edict, “discriminatory closing of businesses,” and travel limitations infringe upon rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Finally, the lawsuit from Alabama’s residents and business owners also note the severe damages that Ivey’s orders have wreaked upon medical services, education, businesses, jobs, and even public morale.

Response from the Alabama Governor

A spokesperson for Ivey has dismissed the suit as a plea for attention; however, the Alabamians who have suffered due to lockdown orders and other restrictions seem to feel differently.

Many Americans, in Alabama and other states, are leading the charge to end both shutdowns and mask mandates. Conservatives, Republicans, and others have warned that the government will not give back rights unless the American people demand it.

Right now, this demand appears to be taking place in the forms of lawsuits and social pushback against mask mandates and other similar edicts.

What do you think of the lawsuit against the Alabama governor’s mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions? Do you hope the plaintiffs ultimately prevail in getting these restrictions overturned? Let us know down below in the comments section.