Yesterday a federal judge in New Orleans ruled that Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ order closing bars during the coronavirus pandemic was legal and does not violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s ruling comes as the governor himself testified in defense of his order in a separate but similar lawsuit filed in Lafayette. Gov. Edwards says the state’s declining coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations over the last few weeks show the measures are working. The judge agreed.