Miserable Mask Mandates On The Horizon-DOJ Join's Biden's Fight
Just when you thought you were out—Biden ordered the DOJ to fight the court's ruling that found mask mandates on public transit were unconstitutional. After the judge’s ruling, the DOJ said it would appeal the judge’s ruling if the CDC deemed it necessary. The DOJ has told the federal appeals court that the CDC order, issued in January 2021, was "within" the agency’s legal authority, Fox News reported.
The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle came in a case brought in Florida federal court by Health Freedom Defense Fund, Inc. and frequent air travelers Ana Daza and Sarah Pope against the administration. Judge Mizelle determined that the mandate violated the Administrative Procedure Act by being outside the scope of the CDC's authority, was "arbitrary" and "capricious," and for not going through the required notice and comment period for federal rulemaking.
"None of the district court's quarrels with the CDC order comes close to showing that the CDC has acted outside the 'zone of reasonableness,'" the Justice Department wrote, adding that the CDC findings in early 2021 provided "ample support for the agency's determination that there was good cause to make the order effective without delay."
The Federal Aviation Administration said this month the rate of unruly air passenger incidents fell to its lowest level since late 2020 soon after the judge's mask mandate ruling, which also lifted requirements for masks in taxis or ride-share vehicles.
Which, yeah—No duh.
The FAA is reporting fewer 'unruly' passengers because people aren't feeling trampled upon. Now that the DOJ is threatening to bring back that mandate I can only imagine there will be twice as many angry passengers as before. Especially as the virus has become substantially less threatening as treatments continue to improve.
I could be wrong. Let me know what you think in the comments below.