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Supreme Court Slip Opinion

by Roy, Christopher


SC20627 - CT Freedom Alliance, LLC v. Dept. of Education (In June, 2020, the defendants, the state Department of Education (department), then state Commissioner of Education Miguel A. Cardona, and Governor Ned Lamont, undertook to mandate that our state's schoolchildren wear masks while in school. It is the defendants' authority to implement that mandate, and to continue it for nearly two years, that forms the basis of the plaintiffs' present action, and it is the relatively recent repeal of that mandate that demands that we determine whether we still have jurisdiction over this appeal. We conclude that this case is moot and therefore dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.)