The Supreme Court, almost a year later, concluding this past Friday morning that the county’s order saying it too vague to enforce. Thus, voiding the order holding Shelly Luther in contempt of court.
Supreme Court is on the Side of Justice
Luther, months before COVID-19 cases surged up to record highs, was literally fighting to keep her salon in Texas open despite the safety guidances. Moreover, in defiance and outright bravery standing up for herself, beliefs, and right to run her business, she tore up a cease-and-desist order from the Texas county. Thereby, she was soon fining $7,000 and sentencing to seven days in jail.
Supreme Court: Temporary Order is Vague
The conduct required and the legal basis for its issuance, therefore the temporary restraining order failed as a result. It is not specific and is in unambiguous terms,” the court decision said.
Capturing nationwide attention, Luther’s inflammatory case is capturing major attention. This has occurred as top Republicans in the state working to petition against the county’s orders. In fact, Luther appearing on “The View” and was featuring at railing across the state of Texas, Luther received half a million dollars in crowdfunding. In her run for state senate, she got conservative support. Unfortunately, she lost to state senator Drew Springer, Republican, by 13 percentage points in December. That’s very impressive considering she has no background and/or record in politics not to mention her sheer, undeterred fortitude, and determination, and fighter spirit.
The Tumultuous History of Shelly Luther and her Beleagued Salon Operation
In what is calling a “blatant defiance” state orders, last April, Luther was operating her salon, Salon a la Mode. Governor Greg Abbott has made the announcement hair salons and barbershops would have remained closed. Since then, the great Greg Abbott making an about-face and seen the “light” about “COVID-19” Texas is maskless basically now. Unfortunately, even now, updating guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says those providing services to clients in hair salons are, in fact, at risk for contracting COVID-19.
Luther had received $18,000 in refundable loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. This was days before the hearing. This was a sum that could have helped cover costs during the pandemic. Moreover, Luther would later say that she wasn’t sure how she would be allowing to spend it. Therefore, she felt she couldn’t risk her business closing.
“I am not going to shut the salon,” she had told the judge.