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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf. Photo: George Sheldon/Shutterstock.com

According to court watchers, the recent federal court ruling finding several restrictions Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic were unconstitutional is an outlier—with regard to both pandemic-related litigation and longstanding precedent.

But it might not remain that way for long, as some legal observers see the court’s sweeping language as legitimizing rarely seen judicial second-guessing and potentially emboldening like-minded judges to rule similarly.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected]

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