AG Tong Statement On Major Victory to Protect Public Health(Hartford, CT) – Attorney General William Tong issued the following statement regarding the Connecticut Supreme Court decision in Casey v. Lamont solidly affirming the Governor’s authority during public health and civil preparedness emergencies to take affirmative steps to protect public health and safe lives.
“The state Supreme Court got this right, again. This decision saves lives. The Governor has broad authority after the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies to take affirmative steps to protect public health and to save lives,” Attorney General Tong said. “Governor Lamont’s orders since the onset of the pandemic in March have been lawful and justified. These measures have not been without sacrifice, but nothing is more important right now than stemming the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our state safe.”