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Abbott misusing emergency energy to worsen pandemic, masks advocates say

The various authorized challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on masks mandates make a wide range of arguments, however most embrace one important theme: State regulation provides the Texas governor extraordinary energy to enhance public well being throughout a catastrophe — not make issues worse.

It is an enchantment to science over politics in a authorized struggle with deep political currents.

On one aspect are Abbott and Ken Paxton, the state lawyer normal, who argue that the Texas Catastrophe Act lets the governor set well being and security insurance policies that defend the economic system and private freedoms, “not simply forestall transmission of COVID-19,” as they not too long ago informed the Texas Supreme Court docket.

“Addressing this catastrophe requires greater than only a need to alleviate the specter of the pandemic,” Paxton wrote. “The Governor can also think about different necessary objectives, comparable to selling financial welfare and defending constitutional rights.”