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Injunction hearing continued in district mask case

A federal judge has granted a continuance in the Warren County School District mask case “in order to give the parties additional time to reach a possible resolution.”

WCSD’s legal counsel, Michael Musone, filed for the continuance which was granted by District Judge Sarah Paradise Baxter.

The motion also sought to extend filing deadlines in the case.

“In order to give the parties additional time to reach a possible resolution of this case, the District requests that the Court continue the hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction and extend the deadline to file a brief to said motion by ten days,” the filing states.

They note granting the extension “would not otherwise affect or change the court’s temporary restraining order.”

That order halted district decisions aimed at circumventing state mask requirements for students.

Judge Baxter rescheduled the injunction hearing for Oct. 19 at 10 and set a deadline for a brief in opposition by the district of Oct. 18.

The hearing had been set for Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Erie.

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