Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-06-07 13:44:28 –
In unanimous opinion, the court concluded that the public health order “cannot support claims for regulatory measures that require compensation” under the State Constitution.
The court also concluded that the current public health order is “a reasonable exercise of police authority to protect public health.”
“Restrictions and closures of certain categories of businesses are certainly severe in their economic impact, but are directly linked to the rational purpose of limiting public exposure to potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. Therefore, the court, which can be considered “reasonably necessary,” wrote a written opinion by Judge C. Shannon Bacon.
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