By John R. Byrne
This state has seen a flurry of recent litigation involving mask mandates, with numerous school districts resisting Governor DeSantis’s July 30 executive order barring schools from mandating that students wear masks at school. Wednesday marked a victory for Governor DeSantis. Judge Moore denied a request by parents of disabled children for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped DeSantis and others from enforcing the order.
Judge Moore ruled that the parents failed to exhaust administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act before filing suit. You can read the order here. DeSantis has had mixed results in the state so far. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper had previously issued a permanent injunction against the order.
On a non-legal note, rest in peace Norm Macdonald. A comedian's comedian. You can go through a YouTube rabbit hole with his stuff. The moth joke is one of the best.