Lawyer for folks who challenged Florida masks mandate ban ‘not shocked’ by court docket’s reinstatement
A lawyer for the mother and father who challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) masks mandate ban mentioned he’s “not shocked” by a state appellate court docket’s determination to overturn a trial choose’s order in opposition to the ban, thus reinstating it quickly, Regulation and Crime reviews on Friday.
“I’m not shocked by the choice of the First District which has a repute for being very pleasant to this governor,” mentioned the mother and father’ lawyer Craig A. Whisenhunt. “It’s nonetheless very disappointing that they might 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 shortly this case will attain that final overview and what number of extra Floridians will undergo the results of a pandemic due to the unconstitutional actions and failure of management demonstrated by this administration.”
The First District judges, all three of whom have been appointed by Republican governors, overturned the trial choose’s preliminary block due to “critical doubts about standing, jurisdiction, and different threshold issues.” Learn extra at Regulation and Crime.