Beginning in March 2020, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) issued a series of Executive Orders addressing the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in these Orders was a prohibition on large groups of people gathering in a single location. Though an effective means of curtailing the virus’s rapid transmission, this specific provision became a source of controversy for groups who believed such a prohibition infringed upon their First Amendment rights.
Alex N. Estroff & Boris W. Gautier,
FIRST AMENDMENT: Executive Order by the Governor Limiting Large Gatherings Statewide,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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