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Mar 11 2021
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the state capital and its county for not lifting their mask mandates after Governor Greg Abbott rolled back the measure statewide, Fox News has learned.
The lawsuit against the City of Austin and Travis County — where the capital city resides — came after Paxton threatened to file suit Wednesday for their refusal toFox News (Online News)
Mar 18 2021
US Climate Envoy John Kerry was spotted on a plane flouting the Biden administration's mask rules on a commercial flight.
President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office requiring travelers on commercial flights to wear masks.
Exceptions are made for infants under the age of two and those who are eating or drinking while on the flight. Kerry, who is 77-The Post Millennial
Mar 04 2021
President Biden on Wednesday strongly criticized the decisions by the governors of Texas and Mississippi to lift statewide mask mandates, calling the plans “a big mistake” that reflected “Neanderthal thinking,” as his administration tries to manage the pandemic while state leaders set their own plans.
The president said it was critical for public officials to follow the guidance ofNew York Times (News)
Jan 26 2024
DAVENPORT, Iowa (WHBF) — Democrat Rep. Sue Cahill went viral this week for singing the National Anthem at the Iowa State Capitol. It’s where a brewing debate is underway– Should students in first through 12th grade in Iowa’s schools be required to sing the National Anthem? “I would support the bill if we are including some items for the curriculum. Take out the singing,” said Cahill. “I didn’tSiouxland Proud
Feb 06 2024
A federal appeals court in New Jersey ruled Monday that residents’ refusal to wear face masks at a school board meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic is not protected as a free speech right. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in two similar cases that stemmed from lawsuits against officials in Freehold and Cranford, New Jersey. The plaintiffs refused to wear masks during publicThe Hill
Apr 22 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Thursday that a court ruling voiding a federal mandate requiring passengers to mask up on airlines and public transit goes “against public health principles” and sets a “bad precedent.”
“We are concerned about that — about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy andHuffPost
Apr 21 2022
With the removal of the federal mask mandate on public transportation, whether and when to mask has become largely a personal choice.
Changes in the trajectory and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and shifts in messaging from authorities can make the decision harder.
Although much of the U.S. no longer requires people to wear masks in indoor public settings, there are stillWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 13 2022
The federal transportation mask mandate is being extended for another 15 days, meaning individuals traveling aboard airplanes, trains and on public transportation in the United States will be required to wear a mask until at least early May.
The mandate, the federal government confirmed on Wednesday, is now set to expire on May 3. The Associated Press was first to report the extension.CNN (Online News)
Apr 20 2022
So, you’ve probably heard by now that Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump-appointed judge in Florida, issued a sweeping opinion striking down the Biden administration’s requirement that passengers wear masks on airplanes, trains, and similar methods of transportation.
This requirement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided that “a person must wear a maskVox
Mar 17 2022
A group of commercial airline pilots filed a lawsuit against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in an attempt to lift the federal transportation mask mandate.
In court paperwork, the 10 commercial airline pilots – who work for American JetBlue and Southwest – argued that the CDC issued an order "Requirement for Persons to Wear Masks While on Conveyances & atFox Business