Florida judge overturns CDC mask mandate for public transit, planes

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2022
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A federal judge in Florida on Monday vacated the Biden administration’s national mask mandate for planes and other forms of public transportation, arguing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had overstepped its authority.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the CDC had failed to adequately explain its decisions and violated procedures for federal agencies to issue rules. Mizelle was appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2020.

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