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Mohave County’s Board Of Supervisors Postpones 'Constitutional Sanctuary' Vote

Mohave County’s Board of Supervisors postponed a vote on a resolution that would have made Mohave a "constitutional sanctuary" county.  

The resolution, which would essentially impede the enforcement of state restrictions, was in response to Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive orders and other pandemic-related limitations. 

Mohave’s Deputy County Attorney Ryan Esplin was against the resolution. 

“I don’t think it’s something you, the board, should be doing because it’s sending the wrong message as if for the last nine months the Legislature, the governors, the people that are representing this have been doing something wrong," Esplin said.

Some constituents at the meeting spoke out against COVID-19-related restrictions calling them illegal and unconstitutional. 

Esplin pointed out several Arizona court cases have already sided with Gov. Ducey’s actions thus far.

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Jill Ryan joined KJZZ in 2020 as a morning reporter, and she is currently a field correspondent and Morning Edition producer.