Reactions to Pandemic Shutdowns Grow


The owner of a Columbus bridal store says the closure of businesses deemed nonessential is unconstitutional. WBNS-TV reports Tanya Hartman has filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.

The owner of Gilded Social says her constitutional rights are being violated because there was no due process in place to determine whether her business was essential.

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An Ohio racetrack owner says he's going to reopen with or without government permission. Bill Bader Jr. owns Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, one hour west of Cleveland.

He took to Facebook this week to announce he's going to start holding events again even if he doesn't have the all-clear from the state, saying, quote, "I'm not asking, I'm opening."

Bader told CNN today that the business closures in Ohio were an "overreaction" and says he'll release a race schedule next week.

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Residents in Minnesota are the latest to protest stay-at-home orders by their governors. More than 500 people signed up to demonstrate outside Governor Tim Walz's residence Friday.

It joins similar protests in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Utah as people are growing weary of being forced inside their homes and damage that is doing to the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.


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