ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Governor Ron DeSantis said helium expects his enforcement bid aimed astatine preventing section disguise mandates volition beryllium settled successful court.
Speaking successful Orlando connected Thursday, DeSantis said the authorities legislature’s caller “Parents Bill of Rights” is simply a bully happening that helps warrant parents determine whether oregon not their children deterioration masks to school.
“We consciousness that the legislature truly made a large connection with their parental measure of rights. And that’s an important portion of legislation,” helium said.
The politician said “there volition beryllium consequences” for schoolhouse districts that person enacted disguise mandates contempt his enforcement order.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody agreed that disputes astir laws request to beryllium settled successful court, and said nary 1 has the close to flagrantly disregard the law.
“We’re going to support doing everything wrong our powerfulness to marque definite that we are protecting our citizens. But that does not springiness anyone the close to disregard the regularisation of law, and the politician is correct. If determination is an contented with a law, it should beryllium challenged successful court. Otherwise, you cannot flagrantly disregard statutes and orders successful usurpation of law,” she said.
In Tallahassee, a 3 time proceeding is wrapping up connected a suit by parents who privation strict disguise rules to support their kids safe. Circuit Judge John C. Cooper said connected Wednesday that helium would perceive closing arguments Thursday and regularisation Friday.
Broward, Miami-Dade, and astir a twelve different schoolhouse districts are requiring masks successful defiance of the governor. The Broward School Board had antecedently voted to determination guardant with a ineligible situation to the ban.
On Wednesday, Palm Beach County’s School Board voted to besides spell guardant with a challenge. The Orange County School Board besides said it wants to situation the legality of a Florida Department of Health regularisation enforcing the ban.