Court Hears GOP Suit Over US House Mask Mandate

Law & Crime reports:

“Maybe if we took this pandemic seriously we wouldn’t have so many Americans in the grave,” Senior U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton cut to the chase during oral arguments in a case about the House of Representatives’ mask mandate.

Walton declined to rule from the bench “because this is a matter of first impression” and wanted to issue a “written opinion” sometime within the next 30 days, before he goes on vacation, he said.

The case been stylized as Massie v. Pelosi (after Republican Rep. Thomas Massie [photo] and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) and largely turns upon the punishment exacted against Republican members of Congress who have and are repeatedly in violation of the mandate.

Read the full article. Walton is a Bush II appointee.