Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues to struggle in the courts.
Judge Lee Yeakel rendered an unexpected opinion by blocking Abbott’s order to prevent schools from enforcing mask mandates against children.
Yeakel, a Bush appointee, ruled that not allowing masks would put at-risk children in danger.
But the Parents…
Common sense here says that if a child had a special condition that put them at risk, their parents would have the common sense to protect their child.
Yeakel did not see it that way, so now the decision has been taken out of the hands of parents.
Yeakel, in his decision, stated, “The spread of COVID-19 poses an even greater risk for children with special health needs.
“Children with certain underlying conditions who contract COVID-19 are more likely to experience severe acute biological effects and to require admission to a hospital and the hospital’s intensive-care unit.”
His decision will now turn the decision-making over to local officials rather than parents, a ruling that is not likely to sit very well with Texas parents.
Kym Davis Rogers, who represented Disability Rights Texas, celebrated the victory.
She stated, “No student should be forced to make the choice of forfeiting their education or risking their health, and now they won’t have to.”
This decision could have far-reaching implications in other red states, most notably Florida.
Governor Ron DeSantis has similar mandates in place, so we may seem them challenged under the same circumstances since there is now a precedent in place.
Source: Fox News