Complaint filed to challenge Washington Medical Commission’s COVID-19 misinformation position statement

The Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) files a complaint in court challenging the Washington Medical Commission's COVID-19 misinformation position statement, alleging violations of the Administrative Procedures Act and the Washington Constitution, while seeking to protect medical professionals' rights to free speech.
The Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) files a complaint in court challenging the Washington Medical Commission’s COVID-19 misinformation position statement, alleging violations of the Administrative Procedures Act and the Washington Constitution, while seeking to protect medical professionals’ rights to free speech.

Silent Majority Foundation files complaint for injunctive and declaratory relief

On Wednesday (July 12), Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) filed a complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief in Turner v. Washington Medical Commission in Benton County Superior Court to challenge the WMC’s COVID-19 misinformation position statement under the Administrative Procedures Act and under Washington Constitution, Article I, Section 5. 

The first claim (Administrative Procedures Act violation) alleges that the state should have followed rulemaking processes, which would have allowed for notice and comment on the rule prior to its adoption as well as other violations of the Administrative Procedures Act. 

The second claim, violation of Washington Constitution, Article I, Section 5, alleges that the Position Statement is invalid if it was properly enacted which the Silent Majority Foundation does not concede. The claim also alleges that the Position Statement violates each plaintiffs’, and all Washington medical professionals’, rights to speak freely on medical treatments. 

“We’re excited about this case as we’re seeking to hold the Washington Medical Commission accountable for improperly enacting rules and regulations,’’ said General Counsel Simon Pete Serrano.

The Silent Majority Foundation (SMF) is a 501(c)(3) organization centered on protecting America’s constitution and theological foundation. As founders of SMF, we support, protect and defend the constitution of our United States through education, advocacy, and litigation efforts. SMF will always focus on God and Country as the core of our mission.


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