Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects bid to stop Trump Tulsa rally

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to effectively stop President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa Saturday by requiring everyone inside the arena  to maintain s…
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday rejected a bid to effectively stop President Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa Saturday by requiring everyone inside the arena to maintain social distancing of at least six feet and wear a face mask.

"It is not the duty of this Court to fashion rules or regulations where none exist," the court wrote in a unanimous decision.

The petitioners did not establish that they have a "clear legal right" to the relief requested, wrote Chief Justice Noma D. Gurich, who was first appointed by a GOP governor but reappointed by a Democrat.

The justices also cited a lack of any mandatory language in the state's reopening plan, which provides social distancing guidelines for entertainment venues but does not require them.

The action was brought by John Hope Franklin for Reconciliation, a nonprofit that promotes racial equality, and the Greenwood Centre, Ltd., which owns commercial real estate, and on behalf of two local residents described as having compromised immune systems and being particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

In a Facebook post Tuesday, Tulsa's GOP mayor confessed to feeling anxious about the potential spread of the coronavirus by people…
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