Posted by on September 9, 2021 8:01 pm
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Florida Files Emergency Motion to Reinstate School Mask Mandate Ban

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.—Mere hours after a Florida district court judge ruled to allow schools to mandate face coverings, the state filed an emergency motion asking an appeals court to reinstate the stay on Wednesday night. In the motion, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ team is asking that a hold be put on the Aug. 27 ruling by Circuit Judge John Cooper, whose ruling contends that the governor overreached his constitutional authority when he signed an executive order that prevented Florida school districts from requiring their students to wear masks. On Wednesday morning, the judge lifted an automatic stay, which is typically provided to the government in such lawsuits, allowing schools to keep their mask politics in place without retribution from the Department of Education. Cooper, in his Sept. 2 signed order (pdf), referred to a new state law known as the “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which gives parents the right to control …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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