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Attorney General Jeff Landry Issues Statement After Today's Hearing in Edwards vs. House of Representatives

BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after today's hearing in Edwards vs. House of Representatives:

"Our government is built on a system of checks and balances. The Legislature makes laws; the Governor enforces them. Today, the Court effectively ruled the Governor may make law without any legislative oversight - this turns Louisiana into a dictatorship under King Edwards.

It is problematic when a judge rewrites the law from the bench. That seems to be occurring more and more and adds to the current turmoil we find our country in. This case and its outcome affects all Louisiana citizens, their livelihoods, and their safety.

We will appeal Judge Morvant's rulings and pray the Supreme Court will uphold the checks and balances upon which our government was founded and has been ruled."