Oklahoma County Judge Delays Hearing Challenging Governor's Bar Curfew Order

Tuesday, December 29th 2020, 2:20 pm


An Oklahoma County judge has continued an evidentiary hearing in a case brought on by several bar owners challenging Gov. Kevin Stitt’s order to close bars at 11 p.m.

The hearing was scheduled to take place Wednesday but has now been moved to January 8. Six bars sued the governor and ABLE Commission earlier this month arguing that they overstepped their authority. On December 17, a judge issued a temporary restraining order allowing those bars to remain open past 11 p.m.

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The ABLE Commission also said they would not enforce the 11 p.m. restriction across the state until the judge made a final decision. The continuation comes after an agreement by both sides.

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