County Judge Issues Injunction Against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Ban On Mask Mandates

A Texas choose has issued a short lived injunction blocking Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in an order that impacts 19 college districts within the state.

Travis County Judge Catherine Mauzy’s order, issued Friday, discovered that the college districts that sued to dam the ban made “a sufficient showing” that Abbott’s motion is “unlawful … violates the Texas Constitution and would cause irreparable harm.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has reportedly already appealed the ruling.

The districts that sued to dam Abbott’s ban embody the faculties of Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth and Houston.

“Absent this order, the school districts and community college district will be unable to adopt a face-covering requirement to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which threatens to overwhelm public schools and could result in more extreme measures such as school closures that have already begun in several Texas school districts,” Mauzy wrote in her ruling.

However, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court on Thursday briefly blocked a mask mandate in San Antonio faculties.

More Texas college students examined optimistic for COVID-19 the week ending Aug. 22 — 14,033 college students — than at any time during the entire last school year

In Florida, a choose dominated Friday that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis overstepped his authority by issuing an government order banning masks mandates in faculties. 

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper agreed with dad and mom who argued in a lawsuit that DeSantis’ order is unconstitutional and might’t legally be enforced.