New York law firm sues Andrew Cuomo for abuse of power

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing a lawsuit for allegedly abusing his power during the coronavirus pandemic.

HoganWillig PLLC, a western New York law firm, asserts that Cuomo’s stay-at-home order, which was issued in March, violates the U.S. Constitution and that a cease and desist letter issued by state Attorney General Letitia James is “scare tactics” enforcement.

“Defendants, in a disturbing and gross abuse of their power, have seized the COVID-19 pandemic to expand their authority by unprecedented lengths, without any proper constitutional, statutory or common law basis therefore,” reads a complaint filed Wednesday.

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