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Judge denies bridge lawsuit against Governor Bryant

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A Mississippi judge has shot down a lawsuit against Governor Phil Bryant. In early May, two Mississippi counties filed a lawsuit against Governor Phil Bryant along with multiple state agencies after the Governor declared a state of emergency and closed down more than 100 bridges in the state.

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Both Smith and Jasper counties were involved in the lawsuit where they cited hardships that the towns and communities faced after the bridge closures, calling the Governor’s order unlawful and asked that the judge prevent the further enforcement of his executive action.

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“I am pleased with the court’s decision,” said Governor Phil Bryant. “My only motivation for declaring the state of emergency was to ensure public safety, which will remain my most important responsibility and my highest priority.”

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