[Ed. – The judge’s decision is on the county-wide prohibition against outdoor restaurant dining that shuttered the viral-video lady the day before Thanksgiving. But the judge is still deferring to the state-level lockdown order that keeps everything locked down until after Christmas, so the decision won’t make a difference any time soon.]
A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday issued a ruling that stated LA County “acted arbitrarily” and “failed to perform the required risk-benefit analysis” when it banned outdoor dining as a coronavirus-control measure as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Southern California.
Superior Court Judge James Chalfant also noted that, however, that due to the state’s overriding regional stay-at-home order through the Christmas holiday, which also includes an in-person dining ban, “outdoor restaurant dining in the county cannot reopen at this time.”