TN Gov Loses Another Court Fight Over Mask Mandate

The Tennessean reports:

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s executive order allowing parents to opt their children out of school mask mandates violates federal law and will remain blocked in Williamson County, a judge decided Friday.

U.S. District Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw’s ruling continues to prevent Lee’s order, which the governor extended through Nov. 5, from taking effect in Williamson County’s two public school systems.

In his opinion, which mirrors those by federal judges in Memphis and Knoxville, Crenshaw said “disabled students are at a significantly higher risk for severe infection and are exposed at a higher rate following” following Lee’s executive order, which by itself is “an irreparable harm that justifies continued injunctive relief.”

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