Ross: CDC only has itself to blame for airport mask mandate being struck down – MyNorthwest.com

“Our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends,” the judge wrote. “The mask mandate is arbitrary and capricious because the CDC failed to adequately explain its reasoning.”

And she has a point.It turns out the CDC imposed the mandate under a 1944 federal law that allows it to regulate sanitation, and it tried to justify the mask rule as a form of sanitation.

That’s one of the reasons the court opinion is 59 pages long – it took 10 pages just to show that the definition of “sanitation” cannot reasonably be applied to mask-wearing.

In fact, the judge found that the type of sanitation referred to in that 1944 law applied to fruits and vegetables, not people. That’s because when you read the whole law, you see that it refers to sanitation in the context of fumigation and pest extermination.

Source: Ross: CDC only has itself to blame for airport mask mandate being struck down – MyNorthwest.com


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