La. A.G. files response to governor’s lawsuit; issues statement

La. A.G. files response to governor’s lawsuit; issues statement
Attorney General Jeff Landry

(KSLA) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has issued a statement after filing a response to Governor John Bel Edward’s lawsuit he filed earlier this week.

Below is a statement from Landry.

The Governor not only rejected attempts by one of his co-equal branches of government to provide input and oversight, but he also ignored the checks and balances that underpin our government. He then filed a lawsuit in an attempt to gain extraordinary powers unfounded in law. But today, the people’s representatives responded with a legal petition of their own to ensure the Governor follows the rule of law. And by following the law, the people will get their seat at the table. After all: the powers authorized by the Louisiana Constitution, as enshrined in our laws, are held by the people and exercised by their elected Legislators.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry

Landry filed an answer and reconventional demand, on behalf of House Speaker Clay Schexnayder.

Gov. Edward’s lawsuit is a response to the house’s petition that seeks to end the state’s public health emergency declaration.

Below is the document in full:

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