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Supreme Court of Virginia dismisses one lawsuit challenging Youngkin's school mask order

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has dismissed a lawsuit brought by parents in Chesapeake over Governor Glenn Youngkin’s school masking executive order.

The parents argued the order allowing parents to choose whether their kids wear masks in schools violates a recently-adopted state law. It requires school districts to follow federal pandemic guidelines in an effort to offer in-person instruction.

The state’s highest court dismissed the case due to a technicality and didn’t rule on the lawfulness of Youngkin’s order.

In a statement, Attorney General Jason Miyares called the decision a victory for Virginia families.

Last week, an Arlington County judge did rule in favor of seven school districts challenging the executive order. Youngkin’s administration has said it will appeal that decision.

Nick Gilmore is a meteorologist, news producer and reporter/anchor for RADIO IQ.
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