RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The attorney for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says Gov. Roy Cooper is not following the law and getting the proper formal support of his COVID-19 executive orders from other elected officials.
Forest responded on Friday to arguments that Cooper’s state lawyers made this week in which they explained why a judge shouldn’t block enforcement of the Democratic incumbent’s coronavirus orders.
A court hearing is set for next week.
Those orders have limited mass assemblies, shuttered businesses and mandated face coverings in public places.
Forest is a Republican running to try to unseat Cooper in the November election.