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A federal judge on Friday blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s (R) executive order allowing students to opt out of school mask mandates.
U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman ruled in favor of two students and issued a temporary restraining order against the governor’s order in Shelby County.
The article goes on to state the following:
The two students who brought the court case against the executive order are ones who are more vulnerable to the coronavirus due to medical conditions.
“Plaintiffs have identified ways that they have been excluded from participating in school programs and activities, including from physical education classes, and socializing with their peers when within the school buildings and at lunch,” the judge said in the ruling.
The plaintiffs proved that they we excluded from some activities at school due to “their extreme medical vulnerabilities – in other words, due to their disabilities,” the judge said.
Lipman orders Shelby County Tennessee to enforce its school mask mandate in the meantime, without exception for the governor’s order.
“In plain English: there will be no mask opt out in Shelby County at least through September 17,” reporter Brandon Richard explained in a tweet. “Bottom line from this order: Students MUST wear masks at school in Shelby County. Parents CANNOT opt them out.”
Bottom line from this order: Students MUST wear masks at school in Shelby County. Parents CANNOT opt them out.
— Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) September 3, 2021
— Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) September 4, 2021
The Tennessee Democratic Party Blasted out an email following the ruling that said: “A federal judge has BLOCKED
@GovBillLee’s ban on mask mandates in Shelby County in a huge win for Tennessee kids.”
“This could pave the way for the rest of the state to be free of Lee’s government overreach and allow mask mandates,” the tweet concluded.
A federal judge has BLOCKED @GovBillLee’s ban on mask mandates in Shelby County in a huge win for Tennessee kids.
This could pave the way for the rest of the state to be free of Lee’s government overreach and allow mask mandates.https://t.co/4IAQrQeWin
— TN Democratic Party (@tndp) September 4, 2021
BREAKING: Federal judge issues temporary restraining order for Shelby County, blocking Tennessee @GovBillLee‘s executive order allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates. Court sides with vulnerable students who says Lee’s order puts them at risk, violates their rights. pic.twitter.com/Y4x2V1IT6e
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) September 4, 2021
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