DOJ Asks Federal Appeals Court to Reverse Order Lifting Airplane Mask Mandate
The US Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to overturn last month’s court order which found the government’s mask mandate on mass transit was unlawful.
The White House had said it would no longer enforce the COVID-19 precaution on airplanes, buses, trains and in transit hubs hours after the ruling by Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, an appointee of President Donald Trump.
Mizelle had ruled that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to properly explain its decision to impose the mandate or follow proper rule-making procedures.
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