Emergency Relief Pending Appeal Denied by Colorado Court

Oct 5, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals did not grant the emergency injunction pending appeal on behalf of Andrew Wommack Ministries International (AWMI). The AWMI requested emergency relief prior to its Ministers’ Conference scheduled to begin tonight at 7:00 p.m. MT. 

The Court of Appeals ordered Governor Jared Polis to respond to Andrew Wommack Ministries International (AWMI)’s emergency request for an injunction pending appeal by 5:00 p.m. MT on Sunday, barely three hours after Liberty Counsel filed the emergency motion. Today, Liberty Counsel filed its reply.

AWMI is evaluating its response and considering all options for the Minister’s Conference.

While the emergency relief was not granted, AWMI’s appeal remains pending and will later be decided by a panel of three judges. 

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “This is just the beginning. The case is far from over. The request before the court was for emergency relief. The appeal remains pending, and we look forward to presenting full argument before the Court of Appeals. Under Gov. Jared Polis’ orders, casinos can operate and get around the numerical limits, while the state and Teller County discriminate against religious gatherings. This discriminatory treatment is unconstitutional.” 

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