State, local coronavirus orders face challenges in Kansas
May 10, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State and local orders still in place for checking the spread of the novel coronavirus in Kansas are facing legal challenges from the state's attorney general and business owners.
Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday that he is reviewing whether it's constitutional for people who violate Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's orders restricting business activities to face criminal charges. His office said the GOP district attorney in Reno County in south-central Kansas asked him for a legal opinion.
Schmidt's announcement came a day after two business owners i...