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Florida Judge Strikes Down DeSantis Mask-Mandate Ban

Posted on AllSides August 27th, 2021
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A Florida judge ruled Friday that Republican Governor Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by prohibiting public institutions from instituting mask mandates, clearing the path for the state’s school districts to reimpose mask requirements for students and faculty.

In his opinion, Judge John Cooper argued that Florida law “does not support a statewide order, or any action interfering with the constitutionally provided authority of local school districts to provide for the safety and health of children, based on the unique facts on the ground in a particular county.”

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