Gov. Ron DeSantis Files an Appeal to Judge’s Reversal to Ban Mask Mandates in Schools

governor’s order allowed parents to decide if they want their kids to wear masks

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(FOX NEWS) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday appealed a judge’s ruling that said he had exceeded his authority in banning coronavirus mask mandates in schools.

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper last week called DeSantis’ executive order unconstitutional and said the governor cannot enforce it.

Cooper’s ruling was automatically stayed by Thursday’s appeal.

The governor’s order allowed parents to decide if they want their kids to wear masks to school rather than have local school districts make the decision. The lawsuit was brought by a group of parents in favor of school mask mandates.

DeSantis this week said he believes the state will win in the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee because of a new state law, the Parents Bill of Rights, which he said gives parents the final authority on their children’s health.

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