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AG Landry tells Edwards to review court ruling in Tony Spell case before mandating restrictions

Posted at 9:45 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 22:45:58-04

Governor Edwards said on Tuesday that he will look at all options to reduce the state's coronavirus numbers.

That statement caught the attention of Attorney General Jeff Landry.

In a Tweet, Landry advised to governor to look at the recent court case involving Pastor Tony Spell before mandating restrictions.

Spell was arrested in April for violating the state's Phase One ban on crowds larger than 10 people after holding massive church services.

The Fifth Circuit ruling Landry referred to said the case was moot because the order expired.

But the judge said the state treated churchgoers and protesters differently, which could be a violation of the First Amendment.

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