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Oklahoma Supreme Court agrees to expedite mask appeal


September 17, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court will expedite an appeal of an injunction limiting a ban on mask mandates in public schools.

The court, in an order dated Wednesday, placed the appeal on its fast-track docket, giving Attorney General John O'Connor 20 days to file briefs in the case and opponents 20 days to respond.

The appeal argued 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...

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