A number of attorneys affiliated with the Amistad Challenge introduced at this time that they’ve filed swimsuit to problem the legality of a statewide college masks mandate in Pennsylvania issued by appearing Secretary of Well being Alison Beam.
Plaintiffs within the case embody Pennsylvania Senate President professional tempore Jake Corman appearing in his capability as a mum or dad, in addition to Jesse Topper, a Pennsylvania state consultant. Eight different dad and mom of school-aged youngsters, together with some youngsters with particular wants, are additionally plaintiffs within the case, as are Calvary Baptist Church and Hillcrest Christian Academy.
“We’re arguing earlier than the Courtroom that Performing Secretary Beam doesn’t have the authority to
concern such a mandate below the Illness Prevention and Management Act. Since there is no such thing as a authority below Pennsylvania regulation to maintain college students out of faculty, Secretary Beam is trampling on the rights of faculty youngsters and their dad and mom as she denies them the correct to attend college in individual. Any such regulatory overreach can not stand in a free nation,” reads an announcement from lead lawyer Tom King of Dillon, McCandless, King, Coulter & Graham LLP.
A listening to is scheduled for the sixteenth of September, and the state has till September eighth to reply.