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Oklahoma attorney general appeals ruling tossing mask ban


September 10, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor has appealed a state judge's temporary injunction that prohibits the state from banning mask mandates in public schools.

The appeal, filed Thursday, cited the state's sovereign immunity and argued that the law passed earlier this year by the Legislature is constitutional.

"The Legislature may reasonably exercise its ... power over public schools without regulating private schools," the filing said. The appeal also said the state is immune from the lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma State Medical Association and four parents who oppo...

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