Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton jointly petitioned the Fifth Court of Appeals on Wednesday to withdraw the Maskman Date in Dallas County.
NS statement Allowing the city to oblige a face cover by a recent order from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins from the Governor’s Office violates his last executive order (GA-38) and state law. Insisted. GA-38 states that “it has the effect and effect of state law and replaces local rules and regulations.” Jenkins filed a temporary restraint order against Abbott’s ban on mask mandates, arguing that it was not “a necessary action to fight a pandemic.”
“Under Executive Order GA-38, no government agency can require or require the wearing of masks,” Abbott said. “The way forward depends on individual responsibility, not government obligations. Texas continues to vigorously fight temporary restraint orders to protect the rights and freedoms of all Texas people. increase.”
This release confirms that Texas Disaster Law allows the Governor to lead the state through emergencies such as the COVID pandemic. We have confirmed that legal action will be taken against school districts, public universities, or local government officials who do not follow Abbott’s instructions.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve dealt with activist characters. It’s dejav again,” Paxton said. “Attention judges and mayors have previously opposed executive orders when the pandemic first began, and the courts ruled on our side, the law. The outcome of the proceedings is a duty or government overkill. I am convinced that it will lead to freedom and personal choice. “
Wednesday’s Abbott announcement comes after him Threatened To impose a fine on a local civil servant who enforces a new mask order against his order. The executive order also stipulates that government agencies cannot “force individuals to receive COVID-19 vaccines administered under an emergency use authorization” and effectively ban the state’s vaccine obligations. did.
However, following the latest CDC guidance, we encouraged highly infected Texas residents to “follow the safe practices they have already learned,” such as wearing masks where social distance is not possible.
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