In a court hearing yesterday a Louisiana judge denied the Speaker of the House’s request for Governor John Bel Edwards to follow a petition that would have prevented him from issuing a new COVID-19 executive order. The petition, signed by members of the House, put a seven-day hold on any new orders from the governor. It also ended the governor’s state of emergency declaration. The governor sued the House, saying the petition was unconstitutional and issued a new executive order anyway. That petition has since expired. The judge ruled the House petition that would’ve restricted the governor’s ability to file new orders and would’ve ended the declaration of emergency for seven days was unconstitutional.