Florida Judge Smacks Down DeSantis' School Mask Mandate Ban
A Florida judge has struck down a state order that bans school districts from mandate mask-wearing.
Circuit Judge John C. Cooper sided with parents who said that the state’s Constitution requires that schools keep students safe. They argued that mask mandates would keep students safe amid the pandemic.
While lawyers for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) argued that a new “parents’ bill of rights” law prohibited school districts from implementing mask mandates, Cooper said that the law “doesn’t ban mask mandates” and instead lets them decide whether to implement them.
“I’m a parent —...