Judge to hear arguments in Atlanta mask mandate lawsuit


Following Governor Kemp's new order stopping mayors form mandating masks, Kemp filed a lawsuit last Thursday against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and members of the City Council. Kemp argues that local leaders don't have the legal authority to change or ignore his executive orders.

A judge plans to hear their arguments on an emergency request by Georgia’s governor to stop Atlanta from enforcing a mandate to wear a mask in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic while a lawsuit on the issue is pending.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kelly Ellerbe has scheduled a hearing on Governor Kemp’s motion for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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