Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to overturn a court order earlier this spring that declared the administration’s mask mandate on public transportation to be unlawful.
NBC News reported that the appeal came shortly before a court filing deadline was about to pass. The report noted that “the rate of unruly air passenger incidents fell to its lowest level since late 2020 soon after the judge’s mask mandate ruling.”
“The findings in the CDC order likewise provide ample support for the agency’s determination that there was good cause to make the order effective without delay,” the DOJ said in its appeal. “None of the district court’s quarrels with the CDC order comes close to showing that the CDC has acted outside the ‘zone of reasonableness.’”