The administration has reacted to a lawsuit filed by Guam resident Ken Leon Guerrero, who accused Adelup of violating residents’ constitutional rights.
Leon Guerrero, who is affiliated with the Guam Citizens for Public Accountability, sued the governor for the creation and implementation of Executive Order 2020-10.
According to Ken Leon Guerrero, that executive order “implemented a series of automobile checkpoints, for no valid reason, under the guise of a Road Closure and Traffic Flow plan.”
In his complaint, Leon Guerrero said this is in violation of Guam residents’ Fourth Amendment right, due process rights, and the separation of powers doctrine.
But in a very brief but pointed statement sent to PNC in reaction to the lawsuit, Adelup stressed that it is acting according to law.
“We are confident that we acted lawfully. While we defer any specific comment on this case to the Attorney General who represents us, we are also glad the Plaintiff and his counsel are healthy enough to file suit,” the statement read.