The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Governor Laura Kelly's executive order limiting church gatherings and funerals to 10 people or less. Late Saturday night, the court released its ruling, declaring that the Legislative Coordinating Council does not have authority to revoke an executive order.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday after the Republican-dominated council overturned the order, which was made on Tuesday. The meeting, which was held over Zoom, featured unprecedented electronic arguments. Senior Judge Michael E. Ward released the court's opinion, with Justices Dan Biles and Caleb Stegall writing concurring opinions.