Breaking: Shelley Luther Released After Order of Texas Supreme Court, Breaks Down in Tears of Gratitude

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Here’s the latest on the case of Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther.

People have been enraged by Judge Eric Moye sending Luther to jail for a week for refusing to “apologize” and admit that she was “selfish” for disregarding a cease and desist order and opening up her salon to provide for her family and for the families of her employees. Luther stood strong on her principles saying that she would not say that. “Judge, I would like to say that I have much respect for this court and laws and that I have never been in this position before and it’s not someplace that I want to be. But I have to disagree with you, sir, when you say that I’m selfish because feeding my kids — is not selfish. I have hair stylists that are going hungry because they’d rather feed their kids. So, sir, if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with your decision, but I am not going to shut the salon.”

They locked her up despite the fact that the Dallas DA was refusing to lock up people who stole under $750 “out of necessity” and releasing criminals from jail because of the virus. So they were putting her in jail and putting her at more risk of the virus.

But the Texas Supreme Court has now ordered her release after Governor Greg Abbott and the Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke out against the jailing and Abbott ordered retroactively that no one should be jailed for violating lockdown orders.

Here she is thanking the crowd and everyone else upon her release.

It also looks like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made good on his offer to pay her fine.