U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled in Austin the ban ordered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott violated a federal law protecting disabled students’ access to public education. The nonprofit advocacy group Disabled Rights Texas argued Abbott’s ban prohibited accommodations for disabled children particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.
Yeakel prohibited Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from suing school districts that require students to wear masks as a safety measure. Paxton already had sued 15 school districts to overturn those local mask mandates.
- NOBODY TOLD CHILDREN THEY CANT FACE DIAPER IF THEY WANT TO IN A SCHOOL !
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel
501 West 5th Street, Suite 7300, Austin, TX 78701
- Year Service Began:
- Appointed By:
President George W. Bush
University of Texas (JD)
University of Virginia (Masters of Law)
- Judicial Experience:
Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals for the 3rd District of Texas