Dallas Hair Salon Ordered to Be Released From Jail by Texas Supreme Court

May 7, 2020

The Supreme Court of Texas has ordered the release of Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther after she was sentenced to seven days in jail and a $7,000 fine for defying the state's stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic by reopening her business. After the sentence was imposed by Judge Eric Moye, a national outcry ensued, and the state’s attorney general urged her release. A GoFundMe has raised nearly $500,000 for the mother of three, who said she had fallen behind on her mortgage.

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