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Supreme Court Won’t Lift Pennsylvania Governor’s Shutdown Order

A man wearing a protective mask walks through an almost empty 30th Station in Philadelphia on April 15.
A man wearing a protective mask walks through an almost empty 30th Station in Philadelphia on April 15.Photographer: Hannah Yoon/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to lift Pennsylvania’s shutdown order, rejecting a request from businesses and a political campaign that said their constitutional rights were being violated.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses closed in March to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The state has since begun easing the restrictions.