Let Us Pray

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression, bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.”
– Isaiah 1:17

During the 2021 Legislative Session, the Kentucky Legislature passed four bills that limit the Governor’s emergency powers, which include; House Bill 1, Senate Bill 1 and 2, and House Joint Resolution 77.

These bills require the Governor to consult with and include the General Assembly, the people’s representatives if an emergency order needs to last longer than 30 days. These laws allow the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate to evaluate the nature of the emergency in light of the Governor’s concerns and then vote to uphold the Governor’s emergency orders or amend them.

Soon after the 2021 Legislative Session concluded, in March, the Franklin Circuit Court Judge Philip Shepherd blocked these bills from going into effect. Thankfully, on Saturday, the Kentucky Supreme Court announced that it has unanimously agreed to dissolve the temporary injunction issued by Judge Shepherd. This allows all four of the bills to limit the Governor’s emergency powers to immediately go into effect.

This decision by Kentucky’s high court is a victory for the rule of law in the Commonwealth. This victory reassures the people of Kentucky that there still are checks and balances and that one branch of government will not be allowed to overstep its authority.

Father, we thank you for this victory for the rule of law here in Kentucky. Lord, may all of our state leaders in the Commonwealth seek Your wisdom and understanding as they lead our state. Father, may the branches of our Government in Kentucky and America fulfill their duties, but never overstep their authority, which, ensures checks and balances. Lord, may our nation always uphold the rule of law. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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