Late yesterday, a federal judge in Austin tossed out Gov. Greg Abbott’s school mask ban.
According to reporting by Forbes, Judge Lee Yeakel’s order prohibits “Texas officials from enforcing a July executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) banning all government entities—including school districts—from requiring masks, after a group of parents sued the state.”
Yeakel was appointed to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.
The suit was brought by a group of parents under the Americans With Disabilities Act, claiming the ban discriminates against students with disabilities.
Some, like Texas Scorecard’s publisher Michael Quinn Sullivan, reacted to the news saying the ruling against Abbott’s executive order provided “one more reason Greg Abbott needs to stop being wishy washy and order a special session to address covid mandates.”