Past Updates

1 / 11 / 2022 - Response to Murphy's declaration of a new Public Health Emergency:  I talked with our attorney Bruce Afran regarding the Public Health Emergency. Our lawsuit filed in State Appellate Court is the fastest we can move regarding Murphy's actions today.

*Recap* This lawsuit says that Murphy has no legal authority to declare an emergency based on his reasoning because he offers no real data and only masks schools but no where else (Read the brief for the full argument here https://drive.google.com/.../1-OtrGUwc9GwYFDz0G1j.../view...)

The timeline again is as follows:

Our filing is on a 20-day hearing schedule based on when we filed Jan. 5th. The state has 10 days to respond. I will post their response when they file it. Then the Appellate Court has to schedule the hearing within 10 days after that, which brings us to around February 1st.

It has been a long road of madness and quite infuriating to watch so many adults comply with masking children for 8 hours a day. Our kids have been used as political pawns. But this is almost over. He is losing support quickly, and while we wait for our case to be heard in less than a month, hopefully the NJ Legislature will take action against this, too.

Please share this post so people know we are on it, and he will not get away with this much longer. Don't let them tell you that the Governor has the power to do this -- he has to back it up with sound data and reasoning, both of which he does not have - all you have to do is read our Brief in the link above.

Thank you again for your support, we are all fighting this together.

December 13, 2021: Here is the link to today's Zoom Meeting where our amazing attorney Bruce Afran updates everyone on the status of our TWO concurrent lawsuits filed in federal and state court against Gov. Murphy Mask Mandates with EO 251 and 253. Then he opens it up to questions from parents on the Zoom including what Board Members who support the unmasking in schools can do, and the outrageous quarantining practices happening in schools.  I think Bruce says it best: "What we have here is a disease of overreaching authority from top to bottom."

Bottom line: we are two lawsuits. It will take many lawsuits to stop the many levels of insanity going on - we need to flood the court system with lawsuits. You can go pro se or with an attorney. You can do what I did - there are thousands more people on board with what needs to be done compared to when I started in May. I am just like you - a mama/ papa bear who didn't know how to start except to take a small step every day and here we are now. I am with you all the way!    https://youtu.be/YfEME5tuLfM

November 2021:  Update On Status of Federal Lawsuit: Link to Zoom Recording 

FAST FORWARD TO 1:27:00 (one hour and 27 minutes in) for beginning of meeting:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/leGAQgOAN9OST6nro5DhMbuLmbgVvXOpCeMwUW3LD-xYJ15xSb_PrSrMAFTOL4vu.ospQ4mMr4jglu6QS?startTime=1633613469000

ATTACHED IS DOCUMENT LINK TO JUDGE MCNULTY DECISION RESULTING IN OUR IMMEDIATE APPEAL --

Dec 12 Message From Bruce Afran:

---- "All - attached is Judge McNulty's decision denying the application for the preliminary injunction. This means that the case can still go to trial before Judge McNulty but that he was not wiling to enter an injunction ahead of trial. His decision is actually favorable in many ways as he confirms that the masking orders do impact First Amendment rights of students and teachers. He concluded, however, that the order was the least intrusive means of addressing the health issues presented by Covid. Obviously, we disagree with this finding since no other alternatives were explored, i.e., limited mask usage in hallways but not classrooms, and the information presented by the Governor to support the medical basis is essentially speculative. The U.S, Court of Appeals will have complete jurisdiction over the appeal and will give no deference to Judge McNulty because he did not conduct a trial but only reviewed the paper record. We will file the appeal this weekend.

Feel free to post the decision and forward to anyone who requests to see a copy. It is not confidential."

-Bruce

Here is the link to Judge McNulty's decision https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ErslsrafVFpcn0K98N4BCKs8OxovIrTu/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1ErslsrafVFpcn0K98N4BCKs8OxovIrTu/view?usp=sharing

 Nov. 2021 - UPDATE: Our 2 court cases are moving ahead!

While the judge denied our request for discovery showing all emails, meeting notes, etc, our case is still on the docket to be heard. We have lost nothing, the fight still goes on!

Lawsuit #1 filed in federal court saying the mask mandates are unconstitutional.

Lawsuit #2 filed in state appellate court claiming Governor has no legal authority to write the EOs.

Update direct message from Bruce Afran on both of these cases:

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"Let me fill you all in on the schedule. We have a brief due, tentatively this Thursday, in the state appellate division case. I am working on that now concerning the legality of the governor's use of his executive order power. In addition, the federal judge wrote to us today setting a 14 day period for both sides to supplement their briefs ahead of a hearing on the preliminary injunction (to be scheduled). This will likely be the final stage in the case and, one way or the other, we will get a ruling from the trial court. After that, if necessary, the case can go to the court of appeals. So the cases are moving ahead."

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Bruce is an amazing attorney putting in endless hours researching, preparing, and writing for the entire state of New Jersey- when we win, everyone wins.

Keep spreading the word and contribute what you can to Bruce's legal fund.https://gofund.me/132efac9

FACEBOOK HAS DELETED THIS VIDEO SO IT CAN NO LONGER BE SEEN:
Watch the 2.5 hour hearing where the Judge hears our case, the State's (lack of) defense, and rules to give the State more time to prepare.  Update coming shortly as to when the next hearing is.

https://www.facebook.com/1519780829/videos/577420539957190/

Update on Lawsuit & Response to Murphy Bringing Masks Back Aug. 6th 

Meet me, Kelly Ford, and hear my story as I speak at the Barnegat Board of Ed Meeting Tues May 25th, 2021.

Press Conference Announcing Case Filed in Federal Court

Initial meetings with Bruce Afran discussing the details of the case.