Federal judge: Movie theaters in New Jersey will remain closed, upholds Gov. Murphy’s executive order

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that movie theaters in New Jersey will remain closed.

News 12 Staff

Aug 19, 2020, 9:56 AM

Updated 1,341 days ago

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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that movie theaters in New Jersey will remain closed.
The decision upholds Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order that kept theaters closed, even as other public places were allowed to reopen. Several national movie theater chains challenged the order in court in July.
The theaters had argued that the state had violated their right to free speech, equal protection and due process by keeping them shut down.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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