Kansas Gov. Kelly sues lawmakers over vote striking down limits on church gatherings

Kansas Gov. Kelly sues lawmakers over vote striking down limits on church gatherings

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is suing to stop Republican lawmakers from overturning her executive order limiting church gatherings — triggering a high-stakes legal showdown amid a deadly pandemic.Kelly on Thursday afternoon sued the Legislative Coordinating Council — the seven-member body of legislative leaders that voted Wednesday to revoke her order, calling it an infringement on freedom of religion.The lawsuit marks a dramatic escalation in the state’s ongoing fight over constitutional rights and public health, a dispute that potentially holds life-or-death implications as pasto...

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