“The authority to protect the public in times of health and safety threat has long been acknowledged and granted by the Supreme Court,” said Michele Goodwin, a [Chancellor’s] professor of law at UC Irvine and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.
Yes, Gov. Newsom Has the Authority to Continue California’s State of Emergency, Legal Experts Say
Politifact, June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021