Supreme Court Okays Masks On Planes During Public Health Emergencies
The Supreme Court upheld a ruling Monday that will allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to mandate mask-wearing during public health emergencies.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit had ruled that the TSA had the authority to mandate masks under its duties to maintain security and safety on modes of transportation. The Supreme Court let that ruling stand, rejecting a challenge from California lawyer Jonathan Corbett, who argued the TSA was overstepping its power.
Corbett made the case that the D.C. Circuit Court allowed for a “broad expansion” of...