FL Lawyers Argue Parents Have No Standing On Masks

The Palm Beach Post reports:

Attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis asked a judge Friday to throw out a lawsuit by parents in a half-dozen Florida counties challenging the state’s ban on mandatory masks in school.

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper set a hearing date for next week on the proposed dismissal, a first step before any discussion of the effort to stop the ban on mask mandates takes place. “We believe that the complaint exhibits some significant deficiencies,” said Michael Abel, a DeSantis attorney, in Friday’s opening hearing on the lawsuit filed a week ago.

Abel said questions revolved around whether the parents had legal standing to challenge the governor’s order. He also said the dismissal should be considered on allegations the lawsuit was driven by politics and that a court ruling against DeSantis would violate his executive branch authority.

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