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JUST IN: Supreme Court of Virginia Tosses Challenge Against Governor Youngkin’s Mask Order

The Supreme Court of Virginia dismissed a lawsuit Monday that challenged Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order on face masks.

The Governor announced his mask-optional order on his first day in office. Supporters say the measure gives parents the choice whether to have their children wear face-coverings when attending public school.

“The Virginia Supreme Court has dismissed a parent lawsuit challenging Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s controversial mask-optional executive order — but the dismissal was on highly technical and procedural grounds and did not touch the merits of the case, leaving open questions about the order’s legality,” reports the Washington Post.

“A ruling by an Arlington judge last week has put the order on hold in at least seven school districts, as part of a separate lawsuit the school boards for those districts filed which also aims to reverse Youngkin’s mask-optional order. The mask-optional order will remain on hold until that case is decided,” adds the newspaper.

“We will continue to protect the rights of parents to make decisions regarding their child’s health, education, upbringing, and care,” said Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares.

Read the full report at the Washington Post.

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