Governor Sued to Force Masking Public School Students


AUSTIN, TX — An advocacy group funded by the federal government sued Governor Greg Abbott Sunday night because Abbott has a standing executive order, GA 36, that forbids public school districts in Texas from ordering students to wear masks. The order requires the Texas Education Agency to revise its guidance effective since June 4 that, “[N]o student, teacher, parent, or other staff member or visitor may be required to wear a face covering.”

The lawsuit, filed by the Southern Center for Child Advocacy, requests a temporary restraining order, temporary injunction and a permanent injunction against the governor’s order. The lawsuit argues that the Texas Legislature gives local school districts the authority to “serve the needs of public school students in the community,” and that includes the students’ health and safety.

Furthermore, the emergency authority granted the governor in State law is meant to give him authority to take “proactive steps” to mitigate against the impact of a declared disaster, not advance an “anti-mask political agenda.”

“By usurping the authority of local school districts, in coordination with their public health departments, to require masks, Executive Order: GA 36 creates an arbitrary and capricious impediment to the ability of school districts to respond to this pandemic,” the lawsuit states.

Court watchers believe the lawsuit will be successful. The lawsuit was filed in a Travis County district court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals can overrule or affirm the Travis County district court’s decision. Both courts are packed with Democrats. The 3rd Court of Appeals flipped to Democrat control in November 2018 with the candidates riding Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s coattails.

A volunteer attorney and spokesman for the Southern Center for Child Advocacy told the Texas Tribune that their intention is to allow local school districts make the decision to require masking of students. The Southern Center for Child Advocacy is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Mask wearing is and should remain a personal choice! Not only has the “guidance” on masks been all over the place, but contrary to the intellectually dishonest narrative being pushed by the democrats, covid is nowhere near a death sentence ;)

No I don't understand how on one hand you can say that abortion is murder and claim to be pro-life and on the other hand refuse to wear a mask that may help save someone else's, especially the elderly, it just doesn't seem all that pro-life to me. But it wouldn't be the first time that republicans have proven themselves hypocritical. You yourself have used the pro-choice slogan (my body, my choice) many times unironically. It's actually fairly entertaining because it's actually a feminist slogan, and you using it is just great.

Jeff L, Wed, 08/11/2021 - 06:22

At least get it right. We make choices and you decided to be a mind warped liberal. Not our fault

I simply don’t choose to live my life in fear. On the other hand, if you are afraid then take whatever measures you think are necessary to “protect” yourself… including wearing a mask and/or taking a vaccine that has not yet been fully authorized by the FDA ;)

"I simply don’t choose to live my life in fear. "

Do you own a gun? Do you wear a seatbelt?

Jeff L, Wed, 08/11/2021 - 06:26

The governor of California? You know the state that has the HIGHEST covid cases of all 50 states right now (4,047,097 of them actually) ? That information is on the CDC website. You should really stop while you losing, because you will never be ahead. Also New York is in 4th place. You really should stop internet browsing.

Are you talking about total cases overall or ones just in the last few months, Because I very clearly stated I was talking about hotspots for the current surge. Also, are you going by total numbers or by capita, because a couple of days ago you said Rhode Island was number two, which would be impossible even if every single person in that state got covid unless you were talking about per 100,000 residents or something, the fact that you are not providing sources and bouncing around with your data is very telling. Link all the information you are looking at, you click (or tap) the little icon at the top that looks like a chain and paste the website in the box and hit save, really easy.

The difference between you and me is I choose to not put my hope in a so-called “vaccine” only approved for “emergency use” my hope lies elsewhere.

But AGAIN, I wouldn’t expect a Godless liberal like you to understand ;)

So if it were approved you would take it then? You do know BILLIONS of people have taken them with no issues right?

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