Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:
A Florida judge on Monday upheld a county’s coronavirus ordinance that requires masks be worn in public places like stores, saying government officials have the authority to protect their residents from the spread of infectious diseases. Circuit Judge John Kastrenakes, noting Palm Beach County’s recent spike in cases and deaths, rejected the challengers’ claim that the recently enacted ordinance violates their rights to privacy and personal autonomy.
Citing a century-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a state can mandate vaccinations, Kastrenakes said county commissioners came to “a reasonable and logical conclusion that mandating the wearing of facial coverings best serves their constituents.” Attorney Louis Leo IV, who represented the challengers, blasted the ruling, saying on Facebook it is “paving the way for continued government tyranny under the guise of disease prevention.” He promised an appeal.
As you may recall, locals nutbags screamed about citizens arrests, 5G, Jesus, and the usual crackpottery at that meeting.