Sadly, the Texas Supreme Court is now complicit in the COVID-19 tsunami that will kill and maim hundreds of Texans by the edict of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
In win for Gov. Abbott, Texas Supreme Court blocks local mask mandates
The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court on Sunday temporarily revived Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates, thwarting attempts by officials in the state’s largest counties and school districts to implement COVID-19 restrictions as virus patients strain hospitals.
The justices granted Abbott’s request for an emergency stay that blocks lower court decisions allowing local officials to require masks in schools or indoor spaces, affirming his July 29 executive order that removed local authority over measures to lessen the severity of the pandemic. The stay is temporary; the court has yet to make a final ruling in the case.