This Justice Department decision was announced just after the country’s main federal health agency issued its opinion on the matter, saying that the wearing of mandatory masks remained
necessary for public health.
On Monday, a U.S. federal court judge in Florida struck down the nation’s mask-wearing requirement on commercial planes and other public transportation. She determined that this order exceeds the limits of the powers of public health authorities in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her 59-page ruling, the judge also said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) failed to provide sufficient justification to support their decision and they failed to follow proper procedure. the adoption of new rules.
In an initial reaction, the White House said the judge’s decision was
Subsequently, the Department of Justice indicated that the decision to appeal would depend on the opinion of theCDCspecifying that the administration would appeal only if the CDC consider the obligation to wear a mask still necessary.