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Kansas can enforce COVID-inspired limits on officials' power


August 25, 2021

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — People who oppose mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings imposed by Kansas counties can challenge them in court and obtain a ruling within 10 days — at least for now — because of a decision Tuesday by the state's highest court.

The Kansas Supreme Court's ruling could discourage counties from imposing mask mandates to deal with the two-month surge in COVID-19 cases tied to the more contagious delta variant. It also could cause school boards to hesitate as well, though most of them are not directly affected.

The court granted a stay allowing enforcem...

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