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Legal Beat

Ban on school mask mandates was unconstitutionally enacted, judge rules

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Monday ruled the Legislature violated the Arizona Constitution by including a ban on school mask mandates in budget legislation, paving the way for public schools to continue requiring masks to curb the spread of COVID-19. Judge Katherine Cooper found that the Legislature’s budget-related bills violated budget title requirements,

Travel

Cruising During COVID

On September 5, 2021, I returned from a short 7- day cruise from Galveston, Texas, aboard the Independence of the Seas, a RCCL ship.  This is a very large ship that had an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall, and water slides along with numerous other accessories for the 6 to 30 years-old crowd.  The ship

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Arizona Today: Interview with Dr. Julio Gonzalez

Dr. Lyle Rapacki interviews Dr. Julio Gonzalez about COVID, masks, the vaccine, and the problems with the AMA. Dr. Gonzalez is a medical doctor, a lawyer, and a former Florida legislator. His letter to the AMA can be found HERE.

COVID-19

Mask disputes, outbreaks make for rocky start of school year

The summer surge of the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus made for a disruptive start of the school year in many parts of the country Monday as hundreds of thousands of children returned to classrooms and parents, administrators and governors clashed over whether masks should be required. Confusion reigned in several Texas school

Arizona State Legislature

Statement from Legislative Republicans on School Districts’ Refusal to Follow State Law

State Representative Jake Hoffman, along with 25 legislative Republicans, issued the following statement on the local Arizona governments refusing to follow state law: Under Arizona’s constitutional form of government, local governments do not have the authority or power to usurp state law simply because they disagree, yet that is precisely the kind of illegal activity

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