Skip to comments.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis files emergency appeal on school mask mandates
Posted on 09/09/2021 5:55:45 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Lawyers for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis have filed an emergency appeal with the First District Court of Appeals in Florida in hopes of halting school mask mandates while the case goes through the court system.
DeSantis' lawyers argue they "have a high likelihood of success on appeal. Therefore, the trial court abused its discretion in vacating the automatic stay, and this Court should reinstate the stay pending review," according to a court document.
DeSantis' attorneys filed the motion to reinstate the stay Wednesday evening, after Second Circuit Judge John Cooper ruled against DeSantis, lifting an automatic stay triggered by the governor's appeal and allowing Florida schools to institute mask mandates while the case is appealed at a higher level.
The news comes amid showdowns between the state and some local school districts that have insisted on requiring students to wear masks as Covid-19 infections surge.
DeSantis appealed that ruling, leading to an immediate pause on school mask mandates until Cooper's decision Wednesday, when he wrote, "It's undisputed that in Florida we are in the midst of a Covid pandemic. Based on the evidence I've heard, there's no harm to the state if the stay is set aside."
In their motion, attorneys for the governor argued Wednesday that Cooper's ruling was wrong, as was his reasoning for lifting the stay on mask mandates.
"Presently, there are no active policies in any school district that prohibit students from wearing masks. All of Appellees' children remain free to wear masks. Maintaining the automatic stay will not prohibit Appellees from masking their children," the lawyers argued in the 41-page motion. Attorneys for the parents suing the state have until Thursday night to file their response to the motion.
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I loved the opposition to Biden today…almost all from the South, with a couple of Northern W/MW places (Montana and SD, as well as Iowa, IIRC).
The South will rise again…in a good way, as a guarantor of freedom.
They have been testing kids here in Florida..School started August 15 ...
So guess what the cases have sky rocketed....and then they quratine the kids insane...
It like testing kids for Asain Flu...
Fourteen kids under as sixteen have died from the virus in twenty months
But half the parents think there kids are going to die
Liberals honestly believe that the chance of death from Covid is near 40% in a You.gov survey. Yup, the follow the science party.
Thank you Governor.
Yes please hurry up as the kids can’t breath from being deprived oxygen, which is the goal as it inhibits learning. Democrats are up to their old tricks, and another is blaming us for their own failures because they know MSM will have their back. I saw an article about that, “Biden Falsely Blames Republicans for Chipman’s Demise”, and you can give that a look at Townhall. We didn’t sink that rat Joe, your own kind did! There is a reason we were born without masks and with an immune system!
In Idaho, ZERO kids under 18 have died from it. NONE! NOT ONE!
Out of 1.8 million people.
Run, everybody! Hide under the bed!
I’m looking into moving (northern state now, not a leftist one though). Florida and Texas look good.
Zero is too many—this is a health emergency!
The virus existing doesn’t mean you get it. Getting it doesn’t mean you get sick. Getting sick doesn’t mean you die. Science!
You cannot be too careful!
If it saves just one child, surrendering your civil liberties is a worthy sacrifice. /sarc
(irrational fear of children's nostrils).
Biden is full of Crap while he talks of Covid he is letting
illegals cross the carrying the Covid. Build the wall
and stop the Covid from the border
I won’t take Buy-Dung’s “mandates” seriouly unless and until he takes borders security seriously.
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