The battle over Governor Laura Kelly's efforts to limit church gatherings to 10 or less people took another turn Thursday afternoon. Kelly, a Democrat, has submitted a petition to the Supreme Court of Kansas in an attempt to overturn the revocation of Tuesday's executive order.
In her petition, Kelly and her counsel cited President Donald Trump's recent calls for social distancing, quoting him as saying it was "a matter of life and death." Furthermore, Kelly also argues that the Legislative Coordinating Council does not have the power to revoke executive orders and that such decisions must come through the state legistlature.
In her daily press briefing on Thursday, Kelly said she fully believes the court will be fair in its judgment.
Kelly's full petition to the court can be found here. A hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday morning.