Doug Ducey's Lawsuit against the Biden Administration has been Dismissed
The Treasury Department of the Biden Administration told Ducey he would have to quit sending Covid relief money to school's that don't require mask mandates
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s lawsuit that aims to challenge the White House demands that the state stop sending Covid relief money to schools that don’t have mask mandates or that close due to outbreaks has been thrown out by United States District Judge Steven Logan.
Arizona filed the lawsuit as the Treasury told Doug Ducey to restructure the program to eliminate restrictions or face a repayment process. There were also talks of changing Doug Ducey’s plan of taking $10 Million and giving it to private school tuitions.
During his ruling, Judge Steven Logan stated it was very reasonable for the Biden administration to say that the money couldn’t be sent on efforts undermining the Covid prevention guidelines. According to the Biden administration, and the judge reiterated, that the program requires noncompliance with guidelines may worsen the pandemic and create lasting effects down the road.
Doug Ducey claimed the rules weren’t clear yet Judge Steven Logan still agreed with the Biden administration in saying that the state of Arizona had been put on notice about the conditions associated with accepting money. The lawyers working with Arizona have said that the governor’s appealing the ruling soon after reviewing the decision.
Governor Ducey created the programs in question in an effort to apply pressure on school districts that had mask mandates or other Covid restrictions.