Paxton secures temporary restraining order against Paris I.S.D.

The second win for the rule of law in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that a Lamar County district court issued a temporary restraining order against Paris I.S.D. regarding its mask mandate. The court and General Paxton agree that the district lacks “authority to issue or enforce a facemask mandate in light of Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-38.” They also prohibited the district from enforcing its mandate, as long as GA-38 remains in effect. After the Fort Worth Court of Appeals reinstated a temporary injunction against Fort Worth I.S.D.’s mask mandate, this is the second recent win for the rule of law in Texas.

“The law is clear, and this superintendent knows this, yet he has no issue continuing to waste precious state resources on impossible lawsuits instead of providing for his students,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This temporary restraining order is just the first step in restoring order to our great state and ending this disruption from rogue local officials.”

You can read the temporary restraining order here.