A Maine couple’s lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on Sunday hunting is headed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Last year, Joel Parker and Virginia Parker unsuccessfully sued the state to allow Sunday hunting.
The suit claimed hunting should be included under the right-to-food amendment passed by Maine voters in 2021.
That argument didn't work, so the Parkers are appealing to Maine’s highest court.
Challenges to the state's Sunday hunting law have come up more than 35 times in the past 50 years.
Virginia Parker gave a statement on their efforts Thursday, saying:
“We are happy to live in a country and state where we have the freedom to fight for rights that are granted in 48 of 50 states of this nation. We think that the supreme court will recognize this economic injustice and working-class discrimination and deliver a decision swiftly in our favor.”