Lawyer for folks who challenged Florida masks mandate ban ‘not shocked’ by court docket’s reinstatement
A lawyer for the dad and mom who challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) masks mandate ban mentioned he’s “not shocked” by a state appellate court docket’s choice to overturn a trial decide’s order towards the ban, thus reinstating it quickly, Regulation and Crime experiences on Friday.
“I’m not shocked by the choice of the First District which has a fame for being very pleasant to this governor,” mentioned the dad and mom’ lawyer Craig A. Whisenhunt. “It’s nonetheless very disappointing that they’d reinstate a keep when the overwhelming proof of irreparable hurt can’t be legitimately disagreed with.”
Whisenhunt mentioned the case is as a substitute meant for Florida’s Supreme Court docket, at which level he expects the plaintiffs to prevail. He added, “The query now turns into merely how rapidly this case will attain that final overview and what number of extra Floridians will undergo the implications of a pandemic due to the unconstitutional actions and failure of management demonstrated by this administration.”
The First District judges, all three of whom had been appointed by Republican governors, overturned the trial decide’s preliminary block due to “severe doubts about standing, jurisdiction, and different threshold issues.” Learn extra at Regulation and Crime.