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US justice department appeals mask mandate ruling after CDC request

Agency says mandate for public transportation ‘remains necessary for the public health’ after judge voided it

The Department of Justice is filing an appeal seeking to overturn a judge’s order that voided the federal mask mandate on planes and trains and in travel hubs, officials said Wednesday.

The notice came minutes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asked the justice department to appeal the decision handed down by a federal judge in Florida earlier this week.

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