Gov. Tom Wolf has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a petition from a group of  Pennsylvania business owners who are challenging his order from March that closed nearly all nonessential businesses in the state.

On Monday, Wolf submitted a 43-page brief to the justices defending his authority to impose the sweeping orders that has shuttered nearly all businesses in the Keystone State in an effort to help slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. The business owners, led by a political candidate from Allegheny County named Danny DeVito, are asking the justices to block Wolf from enforcing the order.

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