SALT LAKE CITY — A group of eight Utahns have filed a lawsuit against Governor Gary Herbert and the Utah Department of Health due to the state’s executive order mandating children wear masks at school.
Morgan Philpot, the attorney representing the plaintiffs, accused Governor Herbert of overstepping his executive power.
“The governor can’t make an executive order that changes the law,” Philpot told FOX13Now. “In states of emergency, it’s even more important that you follow the law, that he be transparent, that he be accountable.”
According to a complaint filed in Utah County, “Plaintiffs’ children are being subjected to mental and emotional abuse at their schools by the Defendants for secretive and undisclosed purposes… Defendants have perpetrated a campaign of false information related to school-age children.”
Throughout the pandemic, Governor Herbert has been very vocal about his reluctance to issue a mask mandate, instead urging people to take personal responsibility in “doing the right thing.”
Written by ADAM HERBETS, Fox13Now.com.
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