Posted by on September 10, 2021 7:01 pm
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Florida’s Ban on School Mask Mandates Reinstated

Gov. Ron DeSantis’s ban on school mask mandates is back in effect after an appeals court ruled in favor of the governor on Friday. The First District Court of Appeals, a state court, agreed to grant an emergency motion filed by the DeSantis administration late Wednesday. The appeal was filed hours after Circuit Judge John Cooper blocked the school mask mandate ban. Cooper told the court before the ruling that because children under the age of 12 are unable to be vaccinated, a danger exists and other mitigations such as masking should be considered by school boards. But appeals court judges said Friday they had “serious doubts” about the stay that Cooper vacated, citing concerns about standing, jurisdiction, and other threshold matters. “These doubts significantly militate against the likelihood of the appellees’ ultimate success in this appeal. Given the presumption against vacating the automatic stay, the stay should have been left …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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