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AG Derek Schmidt statement on Kansas Supreme Court granting stay of lower court ruling in SB 40 appeal

Release Date: Aug 24, 2021

TOPEKA – (August 24, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on the order this morning from the Kansas Supreme Court staying the Johnson County District Court ruling that found part of Senate Bill 40 unconstitutional and the law “unenforceable”:

“Today’s order from the Kansas Supreme Court granting our motion to stay the district court decision during the appeal is welcome news. The district court’s ruling had created unnecessary confusion about Kansas emergency management laws at a time when the rise in COVID cases makes certainty and stability in the law even more critical.”

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