Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order this week forbidding local and state officials from setting mask mandates does not apply to the judiciary, a spokesman for the Supreme Court of Texas said. There is no conflict between Abbott’s order, which sets a $1,000 fine for state government officials or entities that impose face-covering mandates to combat COVID-19, and the Texas high court’s March 5 order giving local judges discretion over how to run their courtrooms, said staff attorney and spokesman Osler McCarthy.
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From the Texas Trial Lawyers Association news release.