Citing Gov. Cooper’s inconsistent application of business shutdown orders, a Wake Co. Superior Court Judge Tuesday ordered that bowling alleys will be allowed to re-open.
The judge in the bowling alley case, Wake County Superior Court Judge James Gale, noted that Cooper has allowed some other types of indoor businesses to reopen in his current Phase Two of reopening. He said Cooper didn’t give good enough evidence why bowling alleys should remain closed.
There have been many challenges to Cooper’s haphazard and often arbitrary shutdown orders, but he has vetoed several bills that would have allowed for the re-opening of businesses like bars, gyms and amusement parks.
The ruling wasn’t universal, however, as the N&O notes:
The ruling will not necessarily allow every bowling alley in the state to reopen. It applies to the 75 businesses that are members of the North Carolina Bowling Proprietors Association. It wasn’t immediately clear which businesses that includes. Neither the court ruling nor the group’s website lists the group’s members.
The ruling as a relatively small, but encouraging sign.
One now begins to wonder if there will be any legal challenges to Cooper’s incompetent bungling of school reopenings.