Dallas salon owner, Shelly Luther, was jailed for seven days earlier this week by State District Judge Eric Moye for contempt of court charges for disobeying a Texas executive order requiring salons remain closed until Friday.
In the order, confinement was specified as a punishment for violating the mandates.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton voiced support for Luther, “The Texas Supreme Court correctly addressed Ms. Luther’s excessive punishment and unnecessary jailing. No Texan should face imprisonment for peacefully resisting an order that temporarily closed a lawful business and drastically limited their ability to provide for their family through no fault of their own.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbot said, “Throwing Texans in jail who have had their businesses shut down through no fault of their own is nonsensical, and I will not allow it to happen.”