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  • leVieux

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    This, from the"1440 Report" of today: "In Texas, a Dallas County judge overruled an order by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), stating that face masks will be required in schools and businesses within the county."

    I DON'T WISH TO START ANOTHER "MASK DEBATE" HERE !

    The news article caught my eye for other reason, that's why I' m putting it here.

    Friends & Countrymen, if we truly have a situation in which a "County Judge" can overrule the Governor, we may be in deeper trouble than we suspected.

    Please, no comments re the advisability of "masking". Stick to the POLITICAL implications.

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    BBL

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    I am not a lawyer and do not understand the laws enough to have an answer. But I would like to ask any lawyers here or at least those who understand our state law well, could you please explain the chain of command, overrulings and implications here?

    I assumed that state law or governor's orders automatically trump any county or municipal laws or orders, unless they specifically allow leeway. Or is it the opposite way where if no stipulation for preemption is given in the state order, local jurisdictions may override the state law?
     

    Moonpie

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    How does a "county judge" outrank the Governor?

    I always thought "county judges" only had administrative powers in their particular county?
    Outside of their local authority they can't do anything?
     

    Younggun

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    Well, I have to admit I prefer power to be as local as possible. I think this judge is an idiot and it will be interesting to see what happens if this ruling is appealed. But still, local government is much easier to manage and change, or escape if needed.


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    studenygreg

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    Well, I have to admit I prefer power to be as local as possible. I think this judge is an idiot and it will be interesting to see what happens if this ruling is appealed. But still, local government is much easier to manage and change, or escape if needed.


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    That power should trickle all the way down to the individual. No one is keeping individuals from wearing masks if they want to wear one.

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    Renegade

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    This, from the"1440 Report" of today: "In Texas, a Dallas County judge overruled an order by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), stating that face masks will be required in schools and businesses within the county."

    I DON'T WISH TO START ANOTHER "MASK DEBATE" HERE !

    The news article caught my eye for other reason, that's why I' m putting it here.

    Friends & Countrymen, if we truly have a situation in which a "County Judge" can overrule the Governor, we may be in deeper trouble than we suspected.

    Please, no comments re the advisability of "masking". Stick to the POLITICAL implications.

    leVieux
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    County Judges are not judicial judges and cannot overrule anything.
     
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