WHY did this take almost a year to obtain a ruling in favor of the people?

“Because the remaining plaintiffs are entitled to judgment as a matter of law, the court enters summary judgment granting declaratory relief in their favor,” Judge Barker decided. “Although the COVID-19 pandemic persists, so does the Constitution. Declaring the scope of constitutional power is thus proper relief, and a fed-eral court with jurisdiction has a ‘virtually unflagging obligation . . . to exercise that authority’ to resolve a case before it.”

The judge thus rendered his ruling: Enforcing the Constitution is the “remedy.”