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JUDGE: MASK ORDER IS LEGAL IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

Rachel Eade

ORDER SAYS ONLY PEOPLE WITHOUT “ORDINARY INTELLIGENCE” WOULD FIND THE ORDER CONFUSING

Rachel Eade
[Rachel Eade is among four plaintiffs suing Palm Beach County over the facial covering order].

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A Palm Beach County judge just ruled that the Palm Beach County mask order is legal and that “Plaintiffs have failed to show, by competent substantial evidence, they have a substantial likelihood of success on the merits or that the public interest would be served by enjoining the enforcement of Emergency Order 12.”

Wrote Judge John S. Kastrenakes as he denied a request for a temporary restraining order against the mask mandate:

“The duly elected representatives of this county have come to a reasonable and logical conclusion that mandating the wearing of facial coverings best serves their constituents, neither this Court nor an apparent vocal group of residents has the authority to second guess that policy decision.”



“The duly elected representatives of this county have come to a reasonable and logical conclusion that mandating the wearing of facial coverings best serves their constituents, neither this Court nor an apparent vocal group of residents has the authority to second guess that policy decision.”


Perhaps being unintentionally humorous or perhaps writing with purpose and care, Judge Kastrenakes suggested that those complaining need to stop citing the United States Constitution, a document of which they seemingly have no knowledge:

“Emergency Order 12 is not unconstitutionally vague,” wrote Judge Kastrenakes. “The standard for testing vagueness under Florida law is whether the statute gives a person of ordinary intelligence fair notice of what constitutes forbidden conduct.”


In other words: those fighting the mask order apparently fail the “ordinary intelligence” test.


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2 thoughts on “JUDGE: MASK ORDER IS LEGAL IN PALM BEACH COUNTY”

  1. Judge Kastrenakes wrote: “Constitutional rights and the ideals of limited government do not absolve a citizen from the real-world consequences of their individual choices, or otherwise allow them to wholly skirt their social obligation to their fellow Americans or to society as a whole. This is particularly true when one’s individual choices can result in drastic, costly, and sometimes deadly, consequences to others.”

  2. What about the Physical damage to us county residents these people are causing to others by going out maskless. Stay home if you don’t want to wear a mask.
    What about the costly damage these 4 people (as the judge put it, absent ordinary intelligence)
    caused the rest of our local society by forcing
    the county to pay OUR tax dollars for courthouse fees, the defense lawyer, etc.
    I think these 4 people should be held accountable to pay back Palm Beach county tax payers for ALL the expenses incurred over this ridiculous frivolous lawsuit that had no merit to begin with and the attorney who took the case perhaps suspension of license for 3 months to set an example to other Florida counties.

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