Will the First Amendment supersede a judge’s order to stop a concert?
Eric Moutsos from the Utah Business Revival said that he plans to proceed with a concert on Saturday featuring country star Collin Ray at the Studio Ranch Amphitheater near Grantsville.
The venue has a capacity of up to 100,000 people, the only problem is that current state restrictions only allow for gatherings up to 50 people.
Eric Moutsos told the Salt Lake Tribune, “We understand that there might be repercussions on the back end,” he said. “But we believe that we’re kind of at a tipping point in America right now and especially in Utah. And and we’re moving forward in faith.”
The Tribune article didn’t point out that current state restrictions, as well as other state restrictions, are in violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution the right of people to peaceably assemble. Tooele County Health Department banned the concert and a judge issued a temporary restraining order to stop the concert.
Jason Manning is the owner of the Amphitheater he says he plans to allow the concert to proceed. Utah Stories will follow this story and keep readers informed.
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