Victory! 6th Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns Lucas County Order Closing Schools

Statement from CCV President Aaron Baer

COLUMBUS – Moments ago, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order blocking the Lucas County Health Board from enforcing their order closing all in-person education for children in grades 7-12.

The following statement is from Citizens for Community Values President Aaron Baer:

“The First Amendment does not take a holiday break. It was clear from the outset that the Lucas County Health Board’s order closing schools violated the Constitution. It is indefensible and irrational to block children from accessing in-person instruction, while allowing casinos, gyms, liquor stores, and other public places to remain open.

“Lucas County families have suffered plenty through this pandemic, and to unreasonably deny their children in-person education is unconscionable. Today’s order is a victory for families, for religious freedom, and for all those willing to courageously stand up against unnecessary and overreaching government orders.”

“Our message is simple, let kids learn, and let Christian schools continue to disciple the next generation in grace and truth.”

Read the Courts order here.

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