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Federal court asked to block Kansas limit on church services


April 17, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is considering whether to block enforcement of Gov. Laura Kelly's order banning religious gatherings with more than 10 people to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

U.S. District Judge John Broomes said he would rule by Saturday, if not sooner, on whether to grant a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in a telephone conference call with the attorneys.

Broomes also set an in-person hearing for Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Wichita on the request for a preliminary injunction that would be in place until the case is reso...

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