A skeptical Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday fired a string of questions at the lawyer for a Milford pub owner who claims that Gov. Ned Lamont exceeded his constitutional authority in ordering the nearly nine-month closure of bars in the coronavirus pandemic.
Attorney Jonathan J. Klein’s attempt to override Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers focused on the interpretation of the governor’s role under the Connecticut constitution and its relation to law during emergencies. He charged that Lamont improperly took over the job of the General Assembly in the lengthy shutdown when he assumed civil preparedness and public health emergency powers back in March.