Mar 12, 2024 - News

Jazz legend John Stockton sues Washington state over pandemic rules

 Former professional basketball player John Stockton looks on during the 2023 NBA All Star Starry 3-Point Contest at Vivint Arena on February 18, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utahhe terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

John Stockton at Vivint Arena on Feb. 18, 2023. Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Former Utah Jazz player John Stockton filed a federal lawsuit against the Washington attorney general's office, challenging a pandemic policy that disciplines doctors who spread COVID-19 misinformation.

The big picture: Stockton has previously spoken out against COVID-19 mask mandates and lockdowns.

  • The Gonzaga University alum was suspended from attending his alma mater's basketball games in 2022 after he failed to comply with the school's mask mandate.

What they're saying: "The purpose of this lawsuit is to protect the right of physicians to speak, and the right of the public to hear their message," according to the complaint filed last week.

  • Robert F. Kennedy, a presidential candidate and a vocal anti-vaccine activist, is listed as an attorney in the lawsuit. Several physicians are plaintiffs.
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