The Cuomo administration asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday to vacate a lower court injunction that barred the state from enforcing a 50-person gathering limit on two wedding celebrations, arguing that the order set a bad “precedent” that would allow people to flaunt rules aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The Sept. 8 order, entered by a federal district court judge in Northern New York, was administratively stayed pending appeal to the Second Circuit, in a win for state officials who want to keep in place curbs on large social gatherings amid the pandemic.