A New York judge in Rockland County has just issued a TRO stopping Rockland County Executive Edwin Day’s March 26, 2019 ban on unvaccinated orthodox jewish children from being in public places for one month because of the measles outbreak in Rockland County.
This might be the first ever something like this has happened, maybe both ways, the County executive’s action and a judge stopping it.
In addition to issuing the TRO, the judge signed an order to show cause setting a hearing date of April 19th for the preliminary injunction motion (to see if the TRO will be continued).
The hearing might be moot since the executive order is set to expire on April 25, 2019, but from the country’s point of view, the TRO is probably pretty important negative precedent, so the County will fight it, is my guess.
The other thing I’m watching for is whether the County seeks an immediate stay of the Judge’s order at the Appellate Division. I would guess the county is already on the phone to line up a judge to hear a stay application, but we’ll see.
A very big congrats to the legal team on this. Civil Rights attorney Michael Sussman was the lead (and I think he was probably quietly helped by Professor and all round deep thinker Mary Holland, Esq.).
With the last week or two the way it’s been, some good news is much needed for the Vaccine concerned.
Here is the decision and the order to show cause. Enjoy!
Rick Jaffe, Esq.