BUFFALO, NY – Earlier this month, State Supreme Court Judge Timothy Walker issued a temporary restraining order that lifted the curfew for dozens of bars and restaurants that had New York State sued.
Five days later, an appeals judge reinstated the curfew. But in what has become something of a showdown, Walker could now issue a preliminary injunction once again allowing those establishments to return to normal business hours.
“These are obviously not simple problems to be conveyed by a court,” he said Friday during a virtual court proceeding.
Walker said he plans to issue a ruling early next week on the injunction, but there is no guarantee he will lift the curfew again. The judge heard arguments from the state and corporate lawyers.
“The governor, when he came out with the 11 am (curfew), gave no reason for it because there is none. He does what he wants to do and that …
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