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Cooper wins key ruling in COVID-19 legal fight with Forest

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has won another legal victory defending his COVID-19 executive orders, this time involving a lawsuit filed by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

Forest lawyer: Cooper must ‘follow the law’ on virus orders

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.

Lawyers: Cooper didn’t need group’s consent for virus orders

State lawyers representing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper say he didn’t need the consent of other statewide elected leaders to issue COVID-19 orders shuttering businesses, limiting assemblies and mandating face coverings.

August hearing set in lawsuit pitting Forest against Cooper

A hearing has been scheduled in litigation from Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest challenging several COVID-19 restrictions issued by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

NC governor runs first television ads in reelection bid

Gov. Roy Cooper touts his plan to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and criticizes his opponent's comments about COVID-19 in the first television commercials being run by his reelection campaign.

Forest raises $2.4M, still behind in N.C. gov’s money race

North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest recorded his largest fundraising haul in his gubernatorial bid, but he's still way behind Democratic incumbent Roy Cooper in the money race.

In NC gov’s race, Forest runs 1st ad; Cooper has $14M cash

Recent unrest in North Carolina cities and job losses related to COVID-19 closings are featured prominently in the first general election ad of the governor’s race from Republican nominee Dan Forest.
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Forest files lawsuit challenging N.C. governor’s orders

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has filed his lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s decisions to shutter businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic without getting the backing of other elected officials.

Suing Cooper is about doing ‘the right thing,’ Forest says

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest said Monday that his impending lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper for unilaterally closing businesses and mandating face masks in response to COVID-19 isn't politically motivated, despite their November election matchup.

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