Florida lawsuit against federal transport mask mandate

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government’s pursuit of the transportation mask mandate. Florida leads at least 20 other states in this lawsuit against the Biden administration, according to Attorney General Ashley Moody. Other states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia. 25 Politics Media Coverage “It’s unbelievable how long it’s been going on,” DeSantis said. Warrant coverage is concerning, according to DeSantis and Moody’s. The type of transport as well as the fact that people with different risks are not taken into consideration makes the mandate “arbitrary and capricious”, according to the complaint. “(L) CDC should have considered what types of transportation are most likely to contribute to interstate spread. Instead, the CDC treated buses carrying toddlers to daycare and interstate flights as s ‘they posed the same risk of spreading COVID-19 across state lines,’ the complaint said. Both DeSantis and Moody have repeatedly noted that not only does this requirement cause penalties, but also criminal penalties. They think it’s causing too much chaos and too many outbursts from people frustrated with the system that doesn’t need to happen. Part of the lawsuit claims the warrant is unconstitutional because it gives the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention a ‘police power’ in violation of the 10th Amendment and the Commerce Clause.” President Biden’s short-sighted, high-handed and illegal travel policies are frustrating travelers and causing the c haos on public transportation,” Moody said. “It is high time to ease some of the pressure on travelers and those working in the travel industry by immediately ending Biden’s illegal public transportation mandates. I am proud to stand with Governor DeSantis and lead my fellow Attorneys General in this multi-state action to end the forced masking of travelers in the United States. “completely outside the reach of federal power.” Video below: DeSantis and Moody discuss federal lawsuit According to the complaint, many of them have been successfully sued, which means the law is not a strong case for the CDC to stand. DeSantis said it’s not fair that people who eat can have their masks on when people who want to “live their lives” can’t take their masks off. He thinks more people would want to fly if they could without a mask, especially in Florida for domestic tourism. To read the full complaint, click here. requiring masks on planes and public transport for another month – until mid-April – while taking steps that could lead to the rule being lifted. The Transportation Security Administration said the additional month will give the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention time to develop new, more targeted policies that will take into account the number of COVID-19 cases nationally and in the local communities, and the risk of new variants. The TSA enforces the rule, which extends to planes, buses, trains and transit centers. As of Thursday, more than 98% of the U.S. population lives in areas with low to medium levels of COVID-19 cases, meaning the CDC no longer recommends face masks in public indoor settings. The Associated Press contributed to this article Don’t miss a thing: Sign up for personalized WPBF newsletters and alerts 25 News

Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday announced a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government’s pursuit of the transport mask mandate.

Florida leads at least 20 other states in this lawsuit against the Biden administration, according to Attorney General Ashley Moody. Other states include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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“It’s unbelievable that it’s been going on this long,” DeSantis said.

Warrant coverage is concerning, according to DeSantis and Moody’s. The type of transport as well as the fact that people of different risks are not taken into consideration makes the mandate “arbitrary and capricious”, according to the complaint.

“(T)he CDC should have considered which types of transport are most likely to contribute to interstate spread. Instead, the CDC treated buses carrying toddlers to daycare and interstate flights as if they posed the same risk of spreading COVID-19 across state lines,” says the complaint.

Both DeSantis and Moody have repeatedly noted that this requirement carries not only civil penalties, but criminal penalties as well. They think it causes too much chaos and too many outbursts from people frustrated with the system that doesn’t need to happen.

Part of the lawsuit claims the warrant is unconstitutional because it gives the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “police power” in violation of the 10th Amendment and the Commerce Clause.

“President Biden’s short-sighted, authoritarian, and illegal travel policies are frustrating travelers and causing chaos on public transportation,” Moody said. “It is high time to ease some of the pressure on travelers and those working in the travel industry by immediately ending Biden’s illegal public transportation mandates. I am proud to stand with Governor DeSantis and lead my fellow Attorneys General in this multi-state action to end the forced masking of travelers in the United States.

Moody’s said nearly 75% of unruly incidents are based on the mask mandate and the order is “completely outside the scope of federal power.”

Video below: DeSantis and Moody discuss federal lawsuit


The complaint also says the federal law used for the mask mandate, 42 USC 264, has also been used to ban deportations across the country, shut down the cruise industry and impose mask mandates nationwide. ‘economy. Many of them have been successfully prosecuted, according to the complaint, which means the law is not a strong case for the CDC to stand on.

DeSantis said it’s not fair that people who eat can take their masks off while people who want to “live their lives” can’t take their masks off. He thinks more people would want to fly if they could without a mask, especially in Florida for domestic tourism.

To read the full complaint, click here.

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Earlier this month, federal authorities extended the requirement for masks on planes and public transport by a month – until mid-April – while taking measures that could lead to the lifting of the ban. rule.

The Transportation Security Administration said the additional month will give the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention time to develop new, more targeted policies that will take into account the number of COVID-19 cases nationally and in the local communities, and the risk of new variants.

The TSA enforces the rule, which extends to planes, buses, trains and transit centers.

As of Thursday, more than 98% of the U.S. population lives in areas with low or medium COVID-19 case rates, meaning the CDC no longer recommends face masks in indoor public places.

The Associated Press contributed to this article

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