KS Supreme Court reverses JoCo judge’s decision ruling COVID-19 powers law unconstitutional

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The Kansas Supreme Court in a ruling issued Friday affirmed a Johnson County judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit two parents filed last year against the Shawnee Mission School District challenging the district's mask policy, but the high court said the lower court judge went too far in declaring the emergency powers law under which the parents sued to be unconstitutional. File image.

By Tim Carpenter

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed a district court decision Friday that threw out a lawsuit filed against the Shawnee Mission School District’s use of COVID-19 pandemic prevention measures and declared the underlying state law a violation of the state and federal constitutions.