An Oklahoma judge has ruled to extend the temporary restraining order against Governor Kevin Stitt’s executive order, allowing bars to stay open past 11 p.m.
A judge ruled Tuesday that there wasn't enough evidence that closing bars specifically would impact the spread of COVID-19.
After Stitt first released his executive order that mandated bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol past 11 p.m., six bars sued the state, arguing that Stitt does not have the authority to make or enforce the order.
The temporary restraining order has been in place since December 17 and it has now been extended through July 6, 2021.
As the litigation moves through the courts, the Oklahoma ABLE Commission said it will not enforce the curfew until a judge makes a final decision.