“Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Friday struck down the school mask mandate imposed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, ruling his administration lacked the authority under state law to impose a statewide requirement.
The ruling affirmed a lower court decision, and opened the door for Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts to make their own decisions on whether students should be required to wear a mask in classrooms.
Wolf’s press secretary Beth Rementer called the ruling “extremely disappointing,” according to The Associated Press.
Republicans hailed the justices for reining in government overreach.”