Kansas' high court weighs virus limits on religious services


April 12, 2020

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — An attorney for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly told the state Supreme Court on Saturday that a Republican-dominated legislative panel exceeded its authority when it overturned the Democratic governor's executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmakers countered that the language in a resolution they contend gave the panel that authority was a compromise reached with Kelly and was intended as a check on her power at a time when the full Legislature couldn't meet because of virus concerns.

The hearing, whic...

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