CNMI updates quarantine protocols

The safety of the residents of the CNMI remains the top priority of the Governor’s COVID-19  Task Force and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation (CHCC). With approximately 96.7%  of the CNMI’s eligible population fully vaccinated, combined with the expansion of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster shot eligibility to 12- to 17-year-olds, the Governor’s  COVID-19 Task Force and the CHCC is updating its quarantine protocols in accordance with U.S.  Centers for Disease and Control’s (CDC) guidance.  

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Office of the Governor Response to Dismissal of Lawsuit Filed Against the House Judiciary & Government Operations Committee

Yesterday, the Superior Court held that the Office of the Governor could not proceed with its case against the House Judiciary and Government Operations Committee. Although the Administration respects the decision of the Judge, we believe the decision is erroneous by ignoring and misinterpreting law and precedent. For example, in its rush to follow federal precedent, it skipped right over the plain text of the Commonwealth Constitution. Then it overlooked some of the most important protections found even in the federal cases — such as the rule that the legislature may subpoena the executive only when the information it needs is not reasonably available anywhere else. The decision will be appealed. It will be for the Supreme Court to ultimately decide the merits of this civil case.

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