The Supreme Court of Texas backs Governor Greg Abbott and his executive directive banning face mask mandates in schools Sunday night and temporarily banned two counties from imposing their own face mask orders – part of a batch of litigation now playing out in five American states over their state-level bars against school face mask mandates.
The Texas Supreme Court banned previous local court rulings that allowed San Antonio and Dallas to issue school face mask mandates, in spite of the state order prohibiting them from doing so – at least temporarily, while the proceedings move forward. Many other Texas school districts that filed separate litigation – including all of Harris and Travis counties, including eight other school districts – now allowed to issue their own mask mandates, after a judge of district court granted provisional restraining orders that reverse the order of governor Abbott as it applies to those districts on Friday.
On Friday, another court of Texas hit Fort Worth’s face mask mandate that issued in disobedience of the state, after parents litigated to block the mask order, while other lawsuits taking aim at school mask mandate ban of Texas are still pending. Moreover, in Florida, a court hearing held in one parent-led lawsuit on 13th August, but a ruling has not been issued yet – the law court will consider the request of the state to sack the lawsuit, and then another court hearing could happen Thursday if it is not discarded – whereas two other lawsuits against the ban of the school mask mandate of the state remain pending.
Iowa and South Carolina have Legal Action over the Mask Order Bans
Iowa and South Carolina have school mask mandate bans, but soon they could take legal action over their face mask order bans. Alan Wilson, the Attorney General of South Carolina, warned to take legal action against the city of Columbia over their face mask mandate, but still, they didn’t file any lawsuit.