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Mask mandate court battle continues, despite Hochul lifting rules

At least three lawsuits have been filed against New York State thus far in regards to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate. Some are calling for the cases to move forward even if the mask mandate in schools in lifted in March.

Two of the lawsuits against the state were filed in U.S. District Courts, and one in state Supreme Court in Nassau County, according to Albany Times-Union.


John E. Sweeney, a former member of Congress and one of the attorneys representing plaintiffs in a case in U.S. District Court, says Gov. Hochul’s decision to ends the mask mandate for indoor businesses but not in schools “cruelly leaves New York’s children behind.”

The lawsuits argue that Gov. Hochul violated the state constitution by imposing a mask mandate that is legally enforceable but not approved by state Legislature.



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