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Judges denies gyms' request for contempt order against Ducey

Posted at 9:25 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 12:25:33-04

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has refused to hold Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in contempt as requested by a metro Phoenix health club chain that challenged Ducey’s gym-closure orders aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

Judge Timothy Thomason ruled late Monday there was no indication that Ducey’s reopening plan for gyms violated due process standards, and Thomason wrote that Mountain Fitness “has not even given the process a chance to work.”

Mountainside Fitness said in an Aug. 12 court filing that Ducey’s reopening plan lacked firm deadlines and clear standards.