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Court reinstates DeSantis' mask mandate ban in Florida schools

Posted on AllSides September 10th, 2021
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The First District Court of Appeal on Friday granted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) approval to uphold an order banning mask mandates in schools, per court documents filed Friday.

Why it matters: The move reverses a decision from earlier this week that paused the state's ability to enforce a ban on strict mask mandates in schools. The state will be able to resume punishing school districts that enforce mandates, which up until this point has included withholding funds from schools.

Driving the news: "When a public officer or agency seeks appellate review, which...

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