Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov’s School Mask Mandate

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down Governor Tom Wolf’s state-wide school mask mandate on Friday, saying that Wolf lacked the authority to make such a rule.

The state’s top court affirmed a lower court’s ruling opening the door for Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts to make their own rules about COVID response.

The state’s GOP hailed the ruling.

Per Just the News:

“The power for parents and local leaders to make health and safety decisions in our schools is restored,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, who was one of the plaintiffs.

The justices affirmed a lower Commonwealth Court ruling that state health officials lacked authority under state law to impose a statewide requirement, and that the decision was best left to local school districts.

Phill Kline, head of the nonprofit Amistad Project legal group, said the ruling was a win for personal freedom.

“Some government officials have used COVID to fundamentally reorder the nature of our government, and have violated democratic principles and personal liberty in the process. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed that this must stop,” Kline said

It was essentially a good ruling, though a better one would be to strike down ANY mask mandates, even those imposed by individual schools.

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