Gov. Larry Hogan’s office pushed back on claims made in a lawsuit filed by Del. Dan Cox this weekend, a suit which claims Cox’s First Amendment rights were violated and some of Hogan’s executive orders are not allowed under state law.

The lawsuit, which lists Cox (R-Frederick and Carroll), Delegates Neil Parrott (R-Washington) and Warren Miller (R-Carroll and Howard), several members of the religious community statewide, Adventure Park USA in Monrovia, and Reopen Maryland as plaintiffs — among others — claims Cox could have been arrested if he attended a rally and gave a speech in protest of the governor’s executive orders at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick on Saturday.

The suit also lists state Health Department officials Robert Neall and Fran Phillips, along with Maryland State Police Superintendent Woodrow Jones as defendants. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Maryland in Baltimore on Saturday.

According to the lawsuit, Cox was informed by the Maryland State Police that he would be in violation of the governor’s order prohibiting large gatherings, and subject to up to a year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine if he attended and gave a speech at Saturday’s rally. That was confirmed by Hogan’s Senior Adviser Andrew Cassilly and Chief Legal Counsel Michael Pedone, the lawsuit states.

Greg Shipley, a spokesman for Maryland State Police, deferred comment to Mike Ricci, a spokesman for Hogan. Ricci disputed the lawsuit’s claims in a statement Monday.

“We fully respect Delegate Cox’s right to protest and express his feelings — and even copy and paste lawsuits from other states — but that doesn’t entitle him to make false and baseless claims,” Ricci wrote. “The overwhelming majority of Marylanders agree with the steps that the governor has taken to save lives, and we are all in this together.”

In an email Monday, Cox said the claims were not baseless and argued Hogan’s executive orders were overreaching of the state and federal constitutions.

“22,000 members of Reopen Maryland and the other 17 plaintiffs — including Adventure Park USA and Antietam Battlefield KOA each of which will suffer permanent irreparable harm and face the possibility of going out of business because of the Governor’s Orders if relief is not urgently provided,” Cox wrote as he headed into a court hearing for the case Monday.

The lawsuit states that Adventure Park was losing $700,000 in revenue this spring and was at risk of declaring bankruptcy if officials don’t open the amusement park at some point this month.

Parrott said in a phone interview Monday he believed Hogan had the “best intentions” for the state’s residents by issuing the executive orders, but added those orders could set a dangerous precedent.

He said he’s heard from many constituents who are struggling to pay their bills and feed themselves. Cox’s lawsuit means the judiciary branch will rule whether Hogan has been overreaching, and what role the state’s legislative branch has regarding enforcement and drafting of executive orders, Parrott said.

“All this power shouldn’t be on one person’s hands … if we accept this as normal, then it would be hard to overturn that because the precedent had been set already,” Parrott said. “My goal is to make sure that our freedoms are preserved, and to make sure we’re not setting precedent for future governors, who may not do it with the thought of the whole good of the state in mind.”

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D), however, defended Hogan in a Facebook post Monday. Franchot argued that Hogan’s decision to protect human lives during the pandemic supercedes all other policy decisions.

He added he understood the pandemic’s impact on businesses and revenue statewide, but opening the state too early would lead to more issues.

“I will also say that frivolous publicity stunts like this lawsuit against Governor Hogan do absolutely nothing to help the situation,” Franchot wrote. “Contrary to what some might believe, the lawmakers who initiated this litigation are not acting out of sincere concern for the working people of our state.

“Rather, they are political opportunists who are trying to cash in on the anxieties of struggling Marylanders for their five minutes of fame,” he added. “And, obviously, are perfectly happy to burn taxpayer money in the process. Pleased to see that Governor Hogan seems inclined to treat them, and their cut-and-pasted lawsuit, with the dignity they deserve.”

Cox said in a text Monday night that U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake ordered the governor’s office to respond to the lawsuit by Friday.

Follow Steve Bohnel on Twitter: @Steve_Bohnel

Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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KellyAlzan

Can someone smarter than me who knows how to write and make a point sum all of this up?

Dan Cox decides that he doesn’t like the mandates. And he refuses to allow himself to learn to understand the mandates.

Dan cox then invites people to break the law.

The police give dan the courtesy of a warning that he will be arrested. They didn’t have to warn him, but they gave him the courtesy.

Dan gets mad and calls Neil Parrott. Another but case.

Dan grabs a court complaint from online, a complaint against the state of VA and the gov of VA. And he copies and pastes it without thoroughly editing it! And submits it as his complaint against MD’s governor!

Complete whacko.

jth7100

Dan Cox motivation, look at me, look at me.

threecents

Since Del. Cox claims to have pandemic expertise, it would be terrific if he would address this new manuscript from Duke University scientists. It presents evidence that the virus is mutating and that mutants might be more contagious and even cause reinfections of people previously infected with the original virus - much like what happens with influenza viruses. Obviously, the more people infected, the greater the chance for mutations to develop.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.069054v1.full.pdf

Jleftwich

Texas Gov. Abbott admits reopening the state will lead to increase in Covid cases and death, but doesn't care.

"“Listen, the fact of the matter is pretty much every scientific and medical report shows that whenever you have a reopening—whether you want to call it a reopening of businesses or of just a reopening of society—in the aftermath of something like this, it actually will lead to an increase and spread. It’s almost ipso facto.”

(source: https://bit.ly/3c7da8p)

matts853

Former NJ gov Chris Christie said basically the same thing. This is like some sort of surreal D-Day nightmare where people are being sent to work knowing they and others will die. This has boiled down to a political calculus of acceptable losses. Tens to perhaps 100s of thousands will get severely ill or die so others can make a living. Except this is completely random and indiscriminate. Trump made the war analogy again today - calling Americans “warriors”. I’m inspired.

I believe that by July/August the loss of life will be so devastating that the country will be back to an almost total, indefinite shutdown until a cure (I hear LightSol has promise) is found or a vaccine is produced. But there’s going to be a tsunami of lost souls and destitute people before that happens. And everyone will have known someone who died from this plague. I already do. I have asthma and heart disease, and I’ve been telling my wife from day 1 that I’m probably a goner if I get this damned thing. I know some of you will really miss me 😉.

bosco

Matt, sounds like you are amongst the vulnerable with underlying conditons and should continue to stay home even as businesses start to open. You realize that you are also at risk from the seasonal flu as well. Did you get your flu shot?

matts853

Of course.

jth7100

Some of the comments explain exactly what the governor has to deal with to protect the overall population's general welfare. People too stupid to know they're stupid and want what they want when they want it. Children are typically not happy with every restriction parents enforce as they are ignorant of the danger.

m6280361

Have you read the full 56 page filing? It is hilarious. Unintentionally hilarious, but hilarious nonetheless. Not worth the paper it is printed on. And the jumps from "my" to "his" etc. just make it look like midlle school civics homework.

KellyAlzan

lol I noticed it go from my to his! Comical!

HappySeller2014

Why would ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD KOA and ADVENTURE PARK LLC join this lawsuit???

The KOA is not even in Cox's district. It is west of Hagerstown in Williamsport. The vast majority of the plaintiffs are military folks or clergy. In a state like MD, which is overwhelmingly blue, why would you pick a side in a hopeless legal fight? And why would you pick a business outside of your constituents' district? You were elected to represent your constituents!

I think this KOA and the amusement park are going to have a lot of defectors. Both are hoing to turn people away by taking their positions. Probably turn many folks off. My family will no longer patronize either, and we have been to both repeatedly. We will just spend more time at the beautiful Harpers Ferry KOA we have come to love.

During times of crisis and stress, the true colors of people and businesses come out.

As a business, once you pick sides, you risk alienating a lot of people. Same with the clergy. I am quite suprised with the plaintiffs on this lawsuit.

And, if Cox was able to only cobble together ONE business in his district to be a co-plaintiff, we either have A LOT of smart businesses in his district OR his position per this lawsuit is not highly regarded or respected.

KellyAlzan

Because Neil Parrott is involved as well

matts853

I didn’t realize Adeventure Park was aligned with unreasonable and radical factions. No more visits for us.

KellyAlzan

Yes. And he was a big Ba’Lane supporter, too. That’s when I became aware.

matts853

All the more reason to not go back....

HappySeller2014

They both have lost my family's patronage. And we have been repeat customers over the years.

FrederickFan

Adventure Park had a big advertisment for Blaine on their huge sign along i-70. They were all in for Blaine. Corruption abounds.

KellyAlzan

Adventure Park, Flamingo Pool Supply, and FSK Lincoln Merc. (why has since sold) were all huge Ba'Lane supporters. No way would I ever do business with anyone that supports or has supported Ba'Lane.

threecents

I once compared him to Blaine in a post, and he responded, "I do not know Blaine other than what I've read in this newspaper, and that Senator Young his father is my Vice Chair of the Delegation; nor do I support his behaviors I've read about in the papers."

KellyAlzan

and if you look at Cox's Campaign facebook page he's proudly sporting the Trump Brand in nearly every photo.

He says he doesn't support Ba'Lane, but he supports Trump? The man that said "grab them by the -----". The man that doesn't pay his sub-contractors.

hayduke2

Yup - massive Blaine supporter and tea party wannabe...

Greg F

Ditto

DickD

Cox is a phony! Those in civil rights demonstrations were not cowards, they got arrested. Those in the labor movement were not cowards, they got arrested. Cox didn't get arrested. Cox is a coward and Hogan is a hero. Thank God for Hogan!

HappySeller2014

Sam Yu's pic of Cox makes me smile. Either he just woke up and has a deer-in-the-headlights look, or he is resigned to the fact he must legislate, although he looks like he would rather be anywhere else. I truly feel for my fellow Frederick County friends and neighbors.

HappySeller2014

Does not matter if you are a Republican, Democrat or Independent in Northern Frederick and Carroll Counties. If you are a constituent if Cox, you are hapless over the next two years as he is a lame duck now in the Maryland legislature.

He attacks the MD governor, who is a member of his own Republican political party. A very high ranking Maryland Democrat comes to Hogan's defense calling him a looney bird.

The only friends he is going to have in Annapolis are a few crabs pulled up from the Chesapeake Bay. He sure makes weird choices for friends, all 250 of them in a car caravan, and sues his own Republican leadership?

Politically, this is suicide. His poor constituents. As I said earlier in another post to another article, his constituents might as well be living on a far away Pacific island for the next two years.

To win at politics, you must work through and with the system, not against it. You can cure COVID-19 infections with good medical science or Lysol injections and light bulbs. Whose ideas you want to work with?

jagman

Well now. It looks like economic reality may have slapped ole hogan upside the head. OC is opening:

https://www.fox5dc.com/news/ocean-city-to-reopen-beaches-boardwalk-on-may-9-officials

But! NO liberals are allowed to visit OC this year. Fear of the virus should be all it takes to keep you locked inside for the 2 to 4 years.

And if all the normal people go, get the virus and die, all you libs should be more than happy. Looks like a win/win to me.

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hayduke2

Ahh, the old Pennsylvania slang...

hayduke2

You are a bitter, disgruntled poster when you post stuff like this. Hope you don't actually believe this junk.

jagman

Well, I don't believe all the normal people will get the virus and die. So that means you libs will be unhappy based on many of the comments posted on various threads the last couple of weeks.

As for nursing homes, where the real danger lies, they are way overdue for some improvements in conditions. Perhaps the one good thing that can come of this is to clean those places up.

hayduke2

Who or what are " all the normal people." Dude, you are losing it.

Jleftwich

You fail to understand: even those who survive a severe case face life-long consequences. It's not just about death, it's the limitations and lasting health consequences it causes, regardless of age.

jagman

Josie, There is no evidence to suggest that. One way or the other.

Hay, normal people would be those who value liberty and self reliance.

Jleftwich

Quote from jag: "Josie, There is no evidence to suggest that. One way or the other."

Don't know who "Josie" is, but I'll take a wild guess you're referring to my comment.

I'm not referring to just the physical issues (lung tissue scarring, impact on other vital organs). But the recovery from the days or weeks under sedation can have on the mind and body can be life-altering.

matts853

Go ahead and mingle with all the open crowds you can find Jag. Become part of the resurgence. See how you feel after 2 weeks on a ventilator. This rush to reopen is going to make things worse, not better. It will extend the economic recovery.

This virus is ultra contagious. The only way we’re going to get though this is for the federal and state governments to pay people to stay put and pray a vaccine comes ASAP. Other wise things will be far worse than they were because we had a little advance warning from other states and nations that were dealing with this and were able to shut things down before it got really out of hand. It’s a sure bet that’s going to happen now.

This is more about constitutional chest thumping from radicals who falsely perceive a conspiracy to suppress freedom. It’s beyond idiotic. But, we live a totally unnatural existence in artificial world of our own making. Our entire economy is based on consumption of food, items and services that other people process, make and provide and which requires mobility to obtain. Nothing but a medical cure and/or vaccine will change the calculus of whether to work or risk dying for 100s of thousands Americans and God knows how many global citizens. This is the harsh reality of the human condition.

jagman

"The only way we’re going to get though this is for the federal and state governments to pay people to stay put and pray a vaccine comes ASAP".

Really? That's insane and you know it. How long might that be? 1 year? 2 Years? Who will pay the bill? Do you really want massive government dependency?

Why aren't you calling for massive ANTIBODIES testing? It isn't particularly expensive, it would reveal a far less deadly virus, identify all those who have already had it and would undercut the forced shutdown narrative.

Jleftwich

I posted this in response to one of your comments about antibody tests further down.

"Congress is sounding the alarm after early data from researchers in California who "tested the tests" showed troublingly high rates of false results. One in 3 antibody tests they analyzed produced false positives more than 10 percent of the time."

"The concern here is that these tests are giving people this false sense of security, that they're going to go out and they're not going to protect themselves or protect other people from them," said NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres. "They could be spreading coronavirus or catching it."

Again, this demonstrates the administration's lack of coordination and proper oversight.

(Source: https://nbcnews.to/3b65W31)

matts853

Sure, I’m all for researching anything that might work...except Lysol and UV radiation. The bottom line is this has boiled down to a political calculus of acceptable losses. A LOT of people - directly or indirectly- will die from opening up the economy. That’s just a fact. So we either send people to work and risk them and others dying, or give them enough financial assistance to stay home or reopen their business when it’s safe. I don’t need it for the foreseeable future, but I do realize that many, many people do. But I also have Asthma and heart disease - genetic not lifestyle - and I’m really not interested in spending 2 weeks on a ventilator hoping I wake up if I get this damned thing, just so Trump can start campaigning again.

There has to be a better way to protect lives and keep people solvent at the same time. But that will take a massive amount of money with a long term funding strategy - one based on science rather than Trump’s gut instincts and wishful thinking that it will magically “disappear” like a fart in the wind.

But this I guarantee you: opening things back up right now while this thing is still prevalent, will cause an even more severe outbreak and tens of thousands of more deaths which will only compound the problem and delay an economic recovery - until a cure or vaccine is found.

jagman

Well matt, your answer obviously would be to stay away from people for the next several years. In fact, I suspect you must remain away from people every winter during flu season. Do you? Do you religiously wash your hands frequently during every winter season?

I have a history of heart issues as well. I've already had heart surgery once. I'm in my early 70's. Obviously I'm in the "vulnerable" group. However, I choose to live my life as fully as possible. I've always been a bit of a germaphobe so I over do the hand washing thing in winter. I stay away from people who are coughing or hacking. That's about all any of us can do.

Unless, of course, you want to go to extremes and lock everyone up for the rest of their lives.

That's the whole point here. Each of us should be allowed to choose our own path. You leftists want to take that choice away from everyone. That's just plain wrong.

matts853

Jag, I’m 50 and had 3 stents when I was 45. I’ve had asthma since I was 12. I’ve done multiple triathlons including a half iron man. I try to stay fit. I’m neither a germaphobe nor a leftist. Nor am I political hack like yourself who leap frogs over common sense and rationality straight to “leftist” motivations that simply don’t exist. Do you hear yourself? You’re an intolerable ideologue that’s not at all interested in evaluating problems or issues with any sense of political neutrality. You’re a completely biased partisan that’s full of anger.

jagman

Matt, your ideas expressed here the last day or so reveal you are very left wing. You have suggested everyone just give up, lose their job and live off government cheese for the next however many years. That's as far left as it gets. It is completely unsustainable as well. Where's the money going to come from? Debt your great great great grandchildren will be stuck with?

Whatever happened to individual liberty? The right to take care of one's self without government assistance?

And not once have a suggested that any of you who are overly worried about the virus go out in public. In fact, I have suggested from the get go that y'all stay home if that's what you want. Just leave the rest of us alone. Is that too much to ask?

It's called free will. A very libertarian idea and it used to be a conservative idea as well.

Only the left wants to control other people.

matts853

Jag, you continue to prove my point. “Leave the rest of us alone” you say? Well that’s brilliant, but for the fact that we’re dealing with something whereby the actions of just one person can impact others by orders of magnitude. That argument is a non sequitiur during a pandemic. So spare me the romantic notions of free will or give me liberty or give me death. Trump and people like you are politicizing this by making it into something it’s not. No one’s liberty is being surpressed.

matts853

One last thing, Jag, because I’m not interested in continuing this vapid back n forth with people who believe the common sense measures in place - and working - are politically motivated by anything other than a desire to protect public health. I’m all for relaxing measures as long as they’re guided by unfiltered science and not self serving political motives from people like the Trump who’s motivated by only ONE thing- getting re-elected. Go ahead and argue against that.

jagman

Your Trump hatred is blinding your ability to understand the concept of individual liberty and free will. You have expressed that hatred many times over the last year or more.

My motivation is has nothing to do with Trump. It has everything to do with an individuals right to pursue a living so they can support their family. It has everything to do with government dictating what the individual can and cannot do. It is absolutely un-American.

As I have said NUMEROUS TIMES, if you or anyone else is so concerned with the virus that you wish to stay locked up, then please feel free to do so.

The rest of us want to go on living a normal life.

awteam2000

Jagman, The virus doesn’t care about party affiliation. But more pre-cautious people may want to see how others make out before putting their feet in the water.

That’s a good thing. Right?

Carry-out restaurants will be the only businesses open on the boardwalk, while all other non-essential places are still required to be closed under Hogan's executive orders. Wearing mask won’t be enforced on the beach but will be in businesses, social distancing ordinance will still be in play. Sounds like Frederick without a beach.

The focus is on a gradual, controlled approach to reopen up businesses safely to tourism. Normal people don’t vote for people who suggest drinking Clorox Beach. 🤭

jagman

All of OC will be open by Memorial Day. Those who want to go, will. Those who don't, won't.

awteam2000

I hope ’OC’ is fully open by Memorial Day but I also hope we don’t rush openings, only making matters worse. 70,000 fatalities in 2 months, 1,300 so far in Maryland with 74 of those deaths in the last 24 hours.

I admit, I didn’t vote for Hogan for governor, even had mix feelings about his dad, but I trust him, like his dad to make the right decision. He shown me what he’s made of.

matts853

And many who go will get sick and make others sick. Are you planning on going?

threecents

Stop trying to make this a liberal vs conservative issue. It is not.

hayduke2

Thank you three. I don't understand that angle either.

jagman

It's a pro liberty vs massive government control issue. Easy enough to see who fits one side or the other.

hayduke2

You have an rather superior view of your own values - what makes someone like you more pro liberty or patriotic than someone else. NOTHING but if your ego needs that slave, so be it.

matts853

Give me liberty or give me Covid, is that it Jag? The shutdown isn’t about stealing anyone’s liberty, or revolting against a despot or fighting a war for freedom - it’s about protecting public health from a highly contagious and relatively lethal virus for which the only current solution to stop its spread and save lives - including yours - is to keep people apart. Stop with the constitutional chest thumping and conspiracy nonsense. There isn’t any politician that’s taking joy in this or wants it to continue longer than necessary.

threecents

Jag, That is BS.

CheetoBenito

[sleeping]

jagman

I think we now know what became of "russian". Now posting as deplorable veteran.

Next up. Who will the fake principal reemerge as ?

CheetoBenito

Man, nothing gets by you.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Alarming study indicates coronavirus has mutated into an even more more contagious version

Greg F

Sources...vetted ones. That or it’s bunk.

jagman

You don't get it FNP. DLV is on your side.

threecents

Jag, Stop with the divisive talk, and think for yourself - not your side. Geesh.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

The study also said that the new strain could make people more vulnerable after a second infection.

The study hasn’t been peer-reviewed, but the scientists posted it online at BioRxiv “to speed up collaborations with scientists working on COVID-19 vaccines or treatments.” The research has focused largely on sequencing the genes of earlier strains of the virus. The team worked with scientists at Duke University and the University of Sheffield in England to identify 14 mutations of the coronavirus. They’re focusing on a mutation called D614G, which the Times pointed to as “being responsible for the change in the virus’ spikes.

threecents

Scientists are looking at that, but I don't think there is a consensus yet.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Duke University

threecents

[thumbup]DLV! Below is a link to the manuscript. It does show that there have been some significant mutations in gene for the spike protein, and viruses with that mutation appear to be spreading more rapidly than the wild-type virus. However, no evidence the mutants are more deadly. They present a reasonable hypothesis of why immunity against the wild-type might not protect well against the mutant, but they don't know if that is true. Hopefully, vaccine developers will take this into account.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.29.069054v1.full.pdf

DeplorableLocalVeteran

I appreciate a pro business republican willing to sacrifice consistency for the greater good. MAGA 2020

DeplorableLocalVeteran

sacrifice constituency lol

Whatsup

We are not in the same boat. We are in the same storm, but not the same boat.

Greg F

Republicans helm Titanic 2 ignoring calls of icebergs. No lifeboats either, for sure.

Berryman

Hogan said only 24 citizens attended the Saturday Reopen Rally. He is a lying grandstander! Did Hogan's wife get a finders fee for the purchase of $9,000,000 worth of Korean CV19 test kits (at 38% OVER market pricing!)

Hogan uses guns of MSP to keep Maryland locked down to hurt the Trump campaign. Pretty obvious.

Go to Facebook and serach/Like "Maryland Back In Business" to influence this issue!

HappySeller2014

Berry, I told you in a post to a response of yours to a previous FNP article that sending people to Facebook opinion boards in search of the truth is like injecting yourself with Lysol or a sticking a tubular cathode ray tube down your throat, in your ear, or up your butt.

Berryman

Happ, Wow, sounds like this great article really got your goat. Maybe take a rest and get some sun?

HappySeller2014

Well, if sitting on my front porch in a rocking chair, thinking of the cigar and beer I will be having later today sounds good, guess what I have been up to Berry? I guarantee you I have not been hitting up Facebook opinion boards my friend. These FNP boards are much more fun.

Greg F

Sources, Berry...or go away back under your bridge or back to Fox.

hayduke2

Delusional and alarmist. Show me where Hogan said 24 citizens attended - talk about lying.

jagman

OK hay, here is Hogan saying just that. Right on your own beloved CNN.

And yes, he was lying thru his teeth.

This isn't about public health any longer. It's about pure unmitigated power.

bosco

Here ya go, hayduke2. Here is the text of what he said and you can click on the video on the WBAL link and hear it for your ownself.

"Well, first of all, I think everybody has a right to protest and express they're feelings. A couple of dozen people did so yesterday, and they had every right to that. Sadly, we had more people die yesterday in Maryland than we had protesters," Hogan said.

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/governor-larry-hogan-responds-reopen-maryland/32357258

awteam2000

Bosco,

Speech: Would a “couple of dozen” be ‘figurative’ language or ‘literal’ language? Depends - Figurative language is often used to present the inequities in one’s argument or position compared to the matter at hand or reality. What’s really going on. Like ” his opinion was off course by leaps and bounds”, implies overwhelming disagreement.

Where as “literal language” is more precise. Example: “How many eggs did you get from the store? “ answer “ A couple of dozen“ , implies 24.

awteam2000

“They only had a couple of fans on their side of the field where our side was packed “, That’s figurative speech.

hayduke2

Wow, that is a reach bro! Thanks for sharing and magnifying a random response from the governor. You got me ---I am sure he was accurate in downplaying the number compared to the population who supports him. BTW, did you notice a couple of cars ( there's that word again ) in the various photos had out of state plates? Kind of the like the guy yelling in the face of the Michigan cops, no.

bosco

Not sure what sort of point you are trying to make, awt. Hayduke2 asked to be shown where Hogan said what, and I showed him.

Your argument is with WBAL and Hogan.

hayduke2

No bosco, it is understanding the difference between literal and figurative language.

jagman

Funny that you don't apply that same standard to politicians you don't like.

threecents

Here we were worried about a new Covid peak, when an old pestilence shows its face again.

duffy5x

Ooohhh, Facebook. Yup, the drug for the lazy and limited.

matts853

Steve, I’m disappointed you’ve become such a radical.

HappySeller2014

My two children were both taught to proofread in 4th grade at our local FCPS elementary school. They were both required to do so before handing in their paperwork. This has carried over to their higher grades as well.

Maybe Cox should be showing his legal filings to FCPS-educated elementary school kids before submission. I would just recommend he employee social distancing, so he should just drop off packets at a neighbor's front porch steps that havs FCPS kids.

HappySeller2014

Real men, if they truly believe in their convictions, will face arrest and imprisonment to speak truth to power. They will not hide behind 80+ pages of text that tie up the judicial system, which by the way is basically closed down now.

Think MLK. Think American POWs. Think Jesus. Men who stand with conviction are willing to face the consequences. Women too.

There was a pic of a kid waving a US flag probably under age 8 at the rally. He showed up, albeit without a mask while other adults standing around him had masks on.

I suggest a good read of "Profiles in Courage" by JFK to understand what real men are, especially those with military backgrounds.

BSquared

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

HappySeller2014

Thanks B^2!

HappySeller2014

In my opinion, and probably the opinion of many others both Republican and Democrat and Independent, this whole complaint should be tossed out of court since Virginia's Governor Northram appears to have been cut and pasted to this Maryland lawsuit.

This clearly questions the validity, intent, and possible frivolous nature of the entire complaint.

Any judge worth his/her salt will just toss. Sekelow taught his pupil well. I learned in middle school that cut-and-paste usually does not end up well.

How can Cox have standing to sue if part of his claim based upon what people think about Northram?

What a joke.

KellyAlzan

I saw that last night, I actually read about 30 pages of the complaint.

Too funny! But sad! Both!

HappySeller2014

Yes Sir, Kelly. Both, as you say...funny and sad. I kinda feel bipolar my friend...with all these shennanigans.

Silent Knight

Regardless if it was cut and pasted the bill of rights is the bill of rights. It is not a suggestion. America was founded on the freedoms we have and those freedoms are being revoked and taken away by a tyrant Hogan. In my opinion he is in it and making the decisions he is making to get his name out there in the Liberal world for his later run for POTUS. He is in the process of bankrupting MD with his 9 million dollar spending for Covid - 19 test from South Korea to not re-opening the businesses. I agree with keeping MD residents safe but there are better ways to do so. Keep the elderly safe by limiting visits to elderly homes. If you want to even keep the mask wearing going (which is nonsense and gives a false sense of security) have at it. People have a hard time figuring out where they are getting their next meal from. This isn't rocket science. And I also do agree somewhat with your post. People with your mindset are a joke!

duffy5x

In your opinion....Yup, next?

HappySeller2014

Duffy, you back! Missed you!

HappySeller2014

Silent, I also agree somewhat with your post. But I learned a long time ago you cannot cure stupid. You just have to deal with it.

As George Carlin often said, "Think about the average person in America. And then come to grips with the fact 50% of folks are stupider than that."

I am all for personal freedoms and rights. But if you are going to complain, have the guts to stand up in the face of persecution. And, my goodness, have a strategic, defensible, logical and smart plan or approach. Not cut-and-paste...

hayduke2

Silent - where did you get your medical degree? Is it in virology or infectuous diseases?

jagman

Where'd you get yours hay?

hayduke2

I don't have one so I defer to those who do. I take and head their advice because I consider myself and educated person who listens to reason. BTW, I will be outside most of the day hiking - might try Catoctin park since the roads are open. Trying to get in a few miles before the rains come. Have a great day jag....

hayduke2

Okay, told you jag. Now, where did you get your medical degree?

jagman

You're the one who started the old "medical degree" sniping.

What I find interesting is you can't figure out Hogan is running for president in 2024. That's what all his grandstanding is about.

hayduke2

rhetorical questions Jag. I also don't give a hoot about Hogan's 2024 plans - will have to see who else is running should he choose to.

jagman

When he's holding the state economy hostage with his grandstanding, you should care. But then, if you are snug and comfortable with a fully paid extended vacation, maybe it doesn't matter.

Consider all those businesses in downtown Frederick. The majority of them are facing financial ruin while Larry plays to the camera.

hayduke2

But jag, you are the one who worshipped the stoack market and economy. If I were not sympathetic, I would apply the same logic to those businesses that you apply to folks who work for near minimum wage.

jagman

The stock market has nothing to do with main street business owners who have been forced by government decree to shut down.

This also has nothing to do with people who CHOOSE to be slackers and live off government.

I'm not surprised, however, that you can't figure out the difference. You have a history of being rather naive about the real world.

Greg F

Silent Knight...more like one of the Knights of Ni.

MD1756

" America was founded on the freedoms we have..."

those freedoms included the right to not pay taxes to the crown for a world war we started that cost the British a lot of money. It also included the right to violate the crown's orders not to move into Indian lands (such actions by a few colonists were responsible for the death of many innocent people because a few believed that had the right to act in their own greedy interest at the expense of the health and safety of others).

Let's suppose your speculation about Hogan was correct (he's just out to get liberals to like him for a run at POTUS). Given your ideology, wouldn't it be better for Hogan to become POTUS than some liberal, so what are you complaining about?

Finally, wearing a mask is more for other people's protection than your own (although it can potentially provide some limited protection). Do you have a problem putting up with a little annoyance to help prevent causing other people issues that could otherwise be avoided? If you don't wear a mask and a virus transmission can be traced back to you, would you agree that you should be brought up on manslaughter charges?

I swear, some of the comments on these pages makes me wish there were requirements for being able to vote whereby you have to pass a test on civics and responsibility before you can vote. I think anyone who doesn't like what the governor has done maybe can try to secede from the state (I would let them) and then the state can wall them out.

Dwasserba

"Keep the elderly safe by limiting visits to elderly homes." ? Should we get some kind of insignia to paste on? Not sure my house screams "elderly alert!"

matts853

Don’t you just love all the radical right folk who jump to conclusions of nefarious intent and conspiracies by politicians who are ONLY trying to save lives? Like Hogan WANTS and enjoys making these unimaginably difficult decisions where the right choice is impossible to make and there’s no good outcome either way. Unlike Trump, he’s a genuine and good man. This is tearing him apart. And please for God’s sake, get over your AR 15 toting selves. Unless you’re truly willing to open fire on a legislature, just stay home. You’re trying too hard.

If we didn’t take the precautions that Hogan has, half the atate would get sick in a New York minute.

Mostly, we are blessed to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in America. I guess there’s a reason they put life first. Because you can’t have the other 2 without it.

This is JUST getting started people. This mess is a marathon, not a sprint. Getting impatient will make things FAR, FAR worse in the long run.

What we really need now is for Trump to somehow gather his scatter brain and stop complaining and campaigning when he should be paying attention to the citizenry. He’s the problem, not people like Hogan. All he really needs to do is just get out of the way of smart people (like Hogan) so they can handle this like adults. We can and will get through it and people will ultimately survive with government assistance, community support, charities, and hopefully some major economic stimulus (charity) from the Uber wealthy billionaires. They will have to step up and help people. Who the hell needs to hold on to 50, 70, a 100+ $BILLION when people are forced to make a life or death calculation whether to work or not?

hayduke2

Happy [thumbup]

HappySeller2014

Thanks hayduke2!

BSquared

It truly is a joke. Just done for attention and grandstanding. I suspect it going to backfire on him!

HappySeller2014

General observations:

1. Lawsuit total waste of yours and mine hard earned taxpayer dollars.

2. Baseless poltical stunt by neophyte Northern Frederick and Carrol county pigeonholed politician that even high ranking state Democrats think is ludicrous.

3. See 1 and 2 above.

BSquared

Amen!

Jim Hartley

We can start to get back to normal and protect lives and businesses when we have enough testing. A few countries have already done it. We have not and the result is people and businesses dying unnecessarily. It’s not rocket science, it’s epidemiology 101.

jagman

If you were serious about that you'd be demanding ANTIBODIES testing. That would reveal quite clearly how non-lethal this thing is.

Wouldn't fit the narrative so it won't be done.

Greg F

Can’t test when you don’t have them, Jag...where your POS POTUS said we had enough to around over a month ago.

jagman

He was talking about CV-19 tests. Not Antibodies. So far the only antibodies testing has been rather small scale. We should be focusing on that rather than a test you might fail tomorrow.

The problem is widespread antibodies testing would reveal a true low death rate that would work against the forced shutdown. We can't have that.

Jleftwich

Quote from jag: "The problem is widespread antibodies testing would reveal a true low death rate that would work against the forced shutdown. We can't have that."

"Congress is sounding the alarm after early data from researchers in California who "tested the tests" showed troublingly high rates of false results. One in 3 antibody tests they analyzed produced false positives more than 10 percent of the time."

"The concern here is that these tests are giving people this false sense of security, that they're going to go out and they're not going to protect themselves or protect other people from them," said NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres. "They could be spreading coronavirus or catching it."

Again, this demonstrates the administration's lack of coordination and proper oversight.

(Source: https://nbcnews.to/3b65W31)

jagman

So what? Improve the test accuracy.

Jim Hartley

I didn't specify any particular type of test. It would be great to have the entire spectrum, antibody, antigen, RNA, sequence. But we have none of these in the numbers and coordination we need. Instead we have a third world response in what is supposed to be the most advanced country in the world.

jagman

That's because government doesn't work very well. Wherever it's tried.

fnpreader123

That's rich to accuse him of seeking his 5 minutes of fame... seriously??? What about the TV hopping Governor, who can't be bothered to give a news conference to his actual constitutes?? I am glad all of this will be looked at by the courts, there's absolutely no reason to just go with flow for 6 weeks and just assume one person has all that power. Our government works because we do have checks and balances, and honestly the courts should have looked at this a month ago.

awteam2000

Actually the governor has been given news conferences daily from in front of the state Capitol. They are televised on wmar channel 2 and radio broadcast on fm 88.1

See: https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/

Piedmontgardener

The Trump voters really don't like Hogan. He's shown them what a sane Republican leader looks like and it looks mighty good in comparison.

fnpreader123

I didn't vote for Trump, but nice try. I didn't realize he was speaking every day, probably because he refuses to give a date or update to reopening.

Greg F

Every day...as i. You do t need to write it down because it’s the same time every day from the same place. Geez...what do you need for a reminder for that?

DickD

Where have all the sane Republicans gone - some are left, Hogan is one!

Jleftwich

Quote from Funshine: "hat about the TV hopping Governor, who can't be bothered to give a news conference to his actual constitutes??"

Obviously you have not been paying attention. Gov. Hogan has given multiple news conferences aimed directly at providing information to constituents. Those news conferences have been carried by multiple news outlets (TV and Radio) and streamed online.

Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCyXm0kt6w0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDk295tUKvg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78vLelW1zf4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxXzOK3OGeU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozGhhPMJBsQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxXzOK3OGeU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B0siscTXW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B0siscTXW0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CbZfF01hP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fySinsimsk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgvsiCjo_-M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8w4cOyuGgA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TPx6pxBCyM

threecents

FS, It sounds like you are complaining that Hogan is on TV news too little and too much.

hayduke2

Funshine - do those checks and balances include refusing lawful supoenas or not allowing Dr's to testify before the House?

BSquared

Funshine, you’re a fool if you think the courts won’t slap this down as frivolous. This suit is going nowhere. Complete and utter waste of time and taxpayer money, which could have been used for testing or PPE.

jagman

Hogan has gotten too far into his Joseph Stalin persona at this point. Cheered on by liberal media and those who are easily frightened.

Try looking at another perspective on this:

https://thetentacle.com/2020/04/too-fast-to-live-too-young-to-die-bye-bye/

And for all you keyboard warriors who will attack the article, your choice is easy.

STAY HOME AND HIDE IN THE BASEMENT. Everyone else should be able to go about normal life.

olefool

People are dying jag.... people are dying... let that sink in for a minute, if possible.

jagman

People die every day, o'fool. Each and every day you rise from your bed you are at risk of dying...from something. Each and every day you go outside you are at risk of dying. The fact is, life itself is just a journey leading to death.

So, do you want to live what you have left locked in a box? Cowering under the orders of some government goon? Waiting for government to assign you a piece of stale bread. What kind of life would that be?

Maybe for you that's perfectly fine. For those of us who value freedom it is not.

phydeaux994

The Tentacle jag??? Are they still around spewing their whackonews?? I thought they went out of business with Blaine and Kirby and Billy!! Like a bad penny I guess. You don’t have the Right to spread COVID-19, Hogan is doing what responsible Governors are doing, following the Guidelines set out by the Medical Experts. What Freedom have you lost? None!! Quit with the Psychoblather!

Steve Neilsen

“The fact is, life is just a journey leading to death.”

That was dark. What an inspiring outlook.

hayduke2

Come on man, you might as well quote something from the National Inquire as the Tentacle...

jagman

Hey neilsen. My quote is accurate and is far from dark. Just reality. We are all dying one day at a time. Some will go sooner, some will go later.

It's a matter of how you choose to live. Cowering in a box scared of life or living it to the fullest for as long as you have.

Would you suggest outlawing skydiving?

jagman

As for you people attacking the Tentacle. Just what I anticipated in my original post.

None of you can dispute the facts within the article so you have no choice but to attack the site posting the article.

When it doubt, run from the facts.

Greg F

Rising

jagman

Yes it is. We all have an elevated risk of heart attack when we get up each morning.

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/heart-attack/why-youre-most-likely-to-have-a-heart-attack-in-the-morning

So, what should you do. Get up and live your life or stay in bed? By the shutdown reasoning you should never get out of bed.

Steve Neilsen

Yeah. The Tentacle is just like AM radio. No one listens to that either.

threecents

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DickD

Hogan is going to be re-elected, Cox and Trump aren't!

jagman

Hogan is in his second term, dick. Try to keep up.

CheetoBenito

[beam]

Dwasserba

Cindy Rose has a fan.

jagman

Not a Cindy Rose fan, particularly. She's far to conservative for my libertarian senses on social issues.

However, the article was accurate and for those willing to learn the truth about all this, it's a good place to start.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Most republicans believe loosening Covid restrictions on businesses will fuel herd immunity and eliminate the pandemic.

Steve Neilsen

Politician assisted suicide.

schaeferhund

Herd immunity through vaccination will save lives. Herd immunity through natural infection will kill possibly several hundred thousand more people.

Greg F

Recall Cox.

schaeferhund

I looked into this to discover Maryland doesn't have recall election capabilities for state and federal office holders. This needs to be addressed, maybe even during the next legislative session.

jagman

Yes, only a handful of states have laws providing for recalling officials who overextend their authority. I suspect when this ends, if it does, there will be a movement to increase citizen power over the tyrants.

hayduke2

Is the president a tyrant by your definition? Can't wait to hear your answer.

jagman

Come on hay. He is no tyrant. What has he shut down?

hayduke2

Come on Jag - think about his actions and you will come up with many actions that show his " absolute power."

jagman

Oh sure. I haven't seen him "ruling" with a "pen and a phone".

hayduke2

No, how many executive orders has he issued. Like presidents before him, are these not ruling with a pen?

jagman

really hay? Here is how many EO's by the last 4 presidents.

Clinton-364, GW Bush-291, Obama-276, Trump-151.

So far Trump has been less of a "ruler" than your favorite past presidents. Further, he has continually tried to get Congress to do it's job. Obama simply gave up on Congress. Which is when he made that famous "pen and phone" comment.

jagman

Nothing more to say, hay?

Greg F

Involving members of the religious community...yes...ok’ Jesus would want ya to sacrifice ourselves to the Covid god. These are people who all need to be locked up or at least put in a padded room with their somehow immune selves.

Greg F

Involving

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Americans have a duty to die for the president

DeplorableLocalVeteran

I’m sure glad we have patriots like Cox who will put prosperity over people

steelersfan2005

He can kiss his career good bye.

threecents

I see a bright future for him in AM radio, Fox News, and/or the federal government if Trump is somehow re-elected.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Dr Fauci says there's 'NO evidence' coronavirus was leaked from a Chinese lab - contradicting repeated claims by Trump and Pompeo. Kushner/Cox 2024

Lev928

Here's a thought .. how about those of us that are actually educated, trained and experienced file a counter-suit against Del. Cox and Del. Neil Parrott for endangering the health, safety and well-being of Maryland taxpaying citizens for violating our U.S. Constitutional rights to being healthy and safe? Hmm ...

Piedmontgardener

LOL. A motion to intervene on behalf of sane citizens. That's pretty funny, well done.

BSquared

Where do I sign up?

Lev928

Cox has much less support than you or he believes ...

gfunkmonkey

Cox has a ton of support in Maryland.

charlie211sfga

Same was said of Looney Mooney & Hough & Erlich's second term, Bongino and Hober. Either he will have to challenge Harris or move to greener pastures.

KellyAlzan

And so did Charles Manson and Ba’Lane Young

threecents

Kelly[thumbup]

olefool

“Rather, they are political opportunists who are trying to cash in on the anxieties of struggling Marylanders for their five minutes of fame,” he added. “And, obviously, are perfectly happy to burn taxpayer money in the process. Pleased to see that Governor Hogan seems inclined to treat them, and their cut-and-pasted lawsuit, with the dignity they deserve.”

hayduke2

Is that because his supporters are large in stature?

Crab0721

I hope that they lose the case. What a waste of time. They should have arrested him and thrown the keys away

KellyAlzan

I too hope they lose, and I’m confident they will.

But. What grounds do they have to arrest cox and not the others? Ok,

So we all know the large gathering is illegal dues to the mandate. But to threaten only cox with arrest isn’t right.

bnick467

They had the ground to arrest others. But Cox is their leader. He is a state legislator. His words are inciting the others to break the law. If a flock of sheep are led into a river and drown, who is to blame? The sheep or the shepherd? Cox is a shepherd leading gullible sheep into violating the orders of the Governor. He should be held responsible.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

Cox 4 Governor

hdthunder9

Cox, Parrot and Miller for the Unemployment Line!!!!!!

Lev928

How many Maryland voters and taxpayers want to fund this frivolous lawsuit? I understand people are losing money during this real-world PANDEMIC, however, don't lives matter more than money? That's the bottom line ... it isn't about freedom, it's about money. The governor's orders in no way violate the U.S. Constitution nor state constitution. They're also not illegal in any way, shape or form. Those that are fighting to create a more harmful environment are solely doing so for monetary purposes. Period. They're either incapable (unintelligent) of understand the dangerous crisis, or they don't care. THESE people -- politicians included -- are a REAL threat to the health, safety and overall well-being of not only Maryland residents, but also to the rest of the United States.

hdthunder9

Very well put Lev, I've been saying that for the past week, no amount of money is worth lives. These people should have saved for an emergency fund, if a business is in trouble over a 3 or 4 month lockdown than they sure have not planned or saved there money very smart. What does Adventure Park do during every winter? There not fully open. Just what I would want to do right now is go to an amusement park, that would be one of the most foolish things anybody could do. As for you Deplorable, your a fricken idiot and if you really are a veteran such as I am you must have suffered brain damage somewhere along the way. Hogan is doing a great job and really cares for our Maryland citizens unlike quite a few other Governors who only see that almighty dollar.

KellyAlzan

HD you answered your own question.

Many seasonal businesses rely on March start up. Adventures park just coming out of winter and then not allowed to operate. People have no idea how financially bad this is. No warning. No opportunity to plan. It’s bad.

phydeaux994

DUH!!!???

KellyAlzan

Hi Phy, I hope you’re having a good evening!

charlie211sfga

I guess they should stop eating out, buying lattes, downgrade their phones, buy a used car, stop streaming services and live with their parents so they can bank 6-12 months of operating capital. If the advice is good for Millennials, it is good for businesses. Think of it as economic Darwinism akin to the pandemic Darwinism being espoused.

bnick467

We have Trump to thank for that. He was told in January this would be bad. He could have informed the nation and allowed everyone the opportunity to plan ahead to minimize the impact. But Trump didn't listen to the smart people. He ignored the warnings. He didn't reinstate the Pandemic Response Team that he fired in 2018. He didn't follow the Pandemic Playbook that was put in place by the prior two administrations. Trump thought he was the smartest guy in the room and didn't need to listen to anyone else. We are all in this situation thanks to Donald John Trump and his narcissism.

KellyAlzan

Lev, why are you attacking me? All I did was share from a business owner perspective. I didn’t attack you or anyone. Please be respectful of fellow commenters. I will have to report your comment as the rules here require.

Silent Knight

Kelly.. you have to understand that is the liberal way. If you don't have the knowledge for an intelligent conversation you attack the person. I see all these people saying it won't hold up in court. My question is do they not know what the bill of rights is? At what point did people start thinking that the bill of rights is just a suggestion? If we all don't play by the same rules/laws... we might as well live in a communist country and let others make the rules as they go. To all the realistic thinkers and believers out there, keep you head held high and keep on speaking up. Do your part.

DickD

Kelly we all know it is bad, so is death!

Lev928

hdthunder9 is one of the intelligent, logical thinkers here. Unlike some of the prominent trolls like Kelly and Fido. We actually understand reason and logic. Some of us have actual real world education, training and experience. Politics and personal opinion are irrelevant. Knowledge and experience matter the most.

VJKC

This paranoia about loosing rights is such unnecessary drama which I think is their irrational way to cope Because they live in fear and are over focused on themselves.

Lev928

VJKC ... correct. They're worried about politics, finances and personal benefit rather than the real-world dangers. THEY are the real threat along with the virus.

jagman

Real world dangers? Come on. The world is full of danger. We don't shut down life as we know it because of that.

DeplorableLocalVeteran

I support Cox, Hogan is a Rhino, a never Trumper who’s more interested in saving lives than our presidents political career. We need more men like Cox who understands sacrifice

phydeaux994

👍🦧🙈🙉🙊

Steve Neilsen

Yes. We know how much you love Cox.

Lev928

Steve Neilsen ... best comment on here in months. lol

Silent Knight

Typical response from someone who follows CNN and all the liberal media. I should be used to clown like you but somehow i'm always surprised.

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phydeaux994

Here comes da’ Judge, Here comes da’ Judge. DLV adds a little Lev..ity to the Forum.✌️

BSquared

Thank God that Hogan “is more interested in saving lives than our president’s political career.” Do you even hear yourself? What a whacko position!

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Dwasserba

DLV wrote: "Hogan is a Rhino, a never Trumper who’s more interested in saving lives than our presidents political career...." Sometimes humor is subtle.

Piedmontgardener

Well, he did finally man up and file his suit. What an incredible time wasting and political grandstanding stunt. Now since Courts are closed to everything except emergency matters, he can sit and tweet about his valiant actions to protect the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Rights, if he had some guts he'd have gone and gotten arrested and argued his case on that arrest - profile in courage and beliefs you aren't, Mr. Cox. You are no different than those clowns with AK's in Lansing, MI. You aren't even close to having the stones Larry Hogan has demonstrated navigating this crisis and you've proven yourself manifestly unfit for office, just like your Tweeting deranged President.

BSquared

Amen! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Steve Neilsen

It’s not as though Gov. Hogan has any other pressing matters to attend to 🙄

This guy, Cox, studied under the guise of Jay Sekulow and evidently learned everything from him (if that name sounds familiar, it’s because he was part of Trump’s legal team during the impeachment). Though, on Cox’s election page, he misspells it as: “Jay Seculo”. 🤷

Cox, in his haste to file this frivolous lawsuit, simply copied / pasted from a previous filing against Virginia Gov. Northam by the Lighthouse Fellowship Church. Even left Gov. Northam’s NAME in the filing against Gov. Hogan!

And yes, it can be a big deal. Makes you question the validity of the entire filing, and whether Cox takes his task seriously (at least enough not to rely on the “find/replace” function).

Jleftwich

Heh. Yep, there it is, on page 82, Section D:

"IRREPARABLE INJURY TO PLAINTIFFS FROM GOVERNOR NORTHAM’S GATHERING ORDERS."

Wow.

carolineeader

Thanks for pointing out this blunder!

threecents

[thumbup][thumbup]

CheetoBenito

Signed, "Epstein's Mother."

threecents

[thumbup][thumbup]

Piedmontgardener

Just shows you his lack of attention to detail as a lawyer. Which is exactly why he shouldn't have an elected office to have any access to governance.

FrederickFan

Dan Cox is a political opportunist who clearly does not care about the health and welfare of the people he represents. He needs to drop the stunts and do something useful.

Piedmontgardener

He's a clown show lawyer and politician. Gutless as well.

BornToHula2

Nice "alleged" copy and paste job, Dan.

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