Buffalo, New York – A gymnasium in Orchard Park has filed a lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claiming that he exceeded his authority by extending emergency directives issued during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lawsuit, filed Monday morning, indicates that the New York Executive Act allows the governor to suspend the existing law or issue new directives. These directives are functionally a law created by the ruler alone.
Attorney Paul Cambria Jr., who filed the lawsuit in the state Supreme Court, told 2 On Your Side that Executive Orders are valid for thirty days. But while the suspension of state law could be extended by Governor Cuomo himself, Cambria says the governor has no authority to extend these directives without the approval of the state legislature.
Cambria represents absolute athletes in this state. The gym has been closed because Orchard Park is in a certain orange area due to the recent spread of the Coronavirus in Erie County.
The lawsuit seeks to issue a temporary restraining order against executive orders establishing assembly areas.