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Justice Dept. to appeal decision lifting mask mandate on planes, trains if CDC deems rule necessary The Justice Department is not asking for a stay of the lower court decision, meaning passengers will continue to be able to fly without face coverings.


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"The Department continues to believe that the order requiring masking in the transportation corridor is a valid exercise of the authority Congress has given CDC to protect the public health," the Justice Department said in a statement. "That is an important authority the Department will continue to work to preserve."


A campaign issue/promise the Republicans could make is that if they win back both houses - they'll push for something similar to the recent change in PA.  Since last May, emergency decrees (by the executive branch) have a set time limit without re-authorization by the legislative branch.  That way, a true emergency can be met expeditiously, but can't be extended without oversight by the People's elected representatives. 

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