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Court Hands Republican Governor Big Win in Battle Over Mask Mandates

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates in schools.

On Monday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against an injunction from U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin, which blocked the governor’s ban on face masks in schools.

In issuing the injunction, Yeakel argued that the ban put students at risk and “violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by denying them the opportunity to participate equally in school.”

Abbott issued an executive order in July 2021 that prohibited governmental entities — including public school districts — from imposing mask mandates.

The governor’s order superseded mask mandates imposed by any local government entity or official, and the injunction was not in effect while the case made its way through the courts.

Multiple schools failed to adhere to the executive order and imposed mask mandates anyway, prompting lawsuits from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office.

A group of students also sued the state of Texas over the governor’s executive order, saying it violated the Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the American Rescue Plan Act. In ruling against the federal judge’s injunction, the appeals court said students failed to prove the mandatory mask ban “put them at imminent and concrete risk of contracting COVID-19.”

Paxton celebrated the ruling as “a win for Texas families and the rule of law.”

“The audacity of rogue superintendents across Texas openly violating state law last year was alarming,” Paxton said in a statement. “These are the community leaders that are supposed to be models for our youth to look up to, but instead they became political activists and abandoned their duties as educators.”

  • immamessenger says:

    Donald Trump is Jesus Christ
    Religion is a big lie funded by Soros to control the people.

  • Bill says:

    Texas now has a current list of the politicians to primary. Get Them OUT

  • Milton Wiseman says:

    I took the J&J jab, 1 shot after I had COVID, mild, never a fever, never a cough. My reason was really simple, my wife come down with COVID, was hospitalized for a week, came out with liver failure from the drugs used to treat her. She was then basically told she needed the jab, bullshit. I am often asked am I boosted and I say yes, I had COVID and the jab and will not submit to another one.
    This BS is nothing more than a test of submission and the sheeple keep lining up for this poison. I am 65 and retired from the USN, I do not do shots of any kind and refuse to do anymore mandated jabs. I am basically healthy and still enjoy life, my wife has a low MEL score right now and in fair health but does well.
    I looked at all the comments here and I just have to say, I agree with 95% of them, not many sheep here, November is right around the corner and the time is right for phase one of reclaiming America, VOTE TO REMOVE THESE SOCIALIST FROM CONGRESS, BOTH HOUSES, democrats and republicans that have forgot they work for us.

  • Louis Galmarini says:

    …and you too can get the ‘death jab’. Bring the kids and make it a family affair. That’s what your government and Big Pharma are telling you…and the Big Pharma guys are laughing their asses off as they ‘compete’ for your ‘business’. One states, “Hey, we’ve got the vax for 12 and over”. Another states, “We can beat that. We’ve got the vax for your 5-year-old!”.


    They’re killing us w/ the (purposeful) release of the COVID-19 virus, the lockdowns, the masks, the mandated vaccines, the ‘boosters’, even the COVID test kits have been found to have harmful chemicals…and the ‘clincher’: What the ‘conspiracy theorists’ were spewing at the advent of the vaccine mandates – is true. IT IRREPARABLY CHANGES YOUR DNA.


    It’s time to do something CONSTRUCTIVE. Every millionaire in the world, (and everyone else who believes in liberty and freedom), need to pool their resources, escrow a BILLION dollars, hire the best international assassins money can buy, and (starting w/ George Soros, Klaus Schwab, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Tony Fauci, Obama, the Clintons, and the CEO’s of both Twitter and META), KILL THE TOP 1000 GLOBAL ELITES. Anything less, expect more of the same – to get worse.


    The global elites are in full-gear w/ their NWO agenda. Within 2 years, 80% of EVERYONE who has taken the vaccine WILL BE DEAD – and that includes our military. That’s when China will make its move (through the United Nations), to invade America. Sounds crazy? Think about this: Did you even DREAM what you’re going through today – only 3 short years ago?

  • Cathie says:

    Unfortunately, it is not surprising to see rogue superintendents violate state law any longer. In fact, it seems like anything the left doesn’t like, it doesn’t matter how many laws exist, they do as they please. I am seriously hoping this attitude will end with the upcoming elections!



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