Oklahoma Judge Grants Temporary Injunction of Senate Bill 658
Mike Seals - September 1, 2021 10:48 am
OKLAHOMA CITY —
An Oklahoma County judge on Wednesday granted a temporary injunction putting a law banning mask mandates in schools on hold. … The judge determined the measure did not apply to private schools and therefore created an unconstitutional division though the risks to both groups are equal.
Judge Natalie Mai issued a temporary injunction on Senate Bill 658, the bill that bans schools from issuing the mandates unless the governor declares a state of emergency.
The injunction will not go into effect for several days. Judge Mai said any school mask mandate must have an opt-out option for parents.
Another hearing will be held soon, and the state may appeal the ruling.