Justice Roberts denied the application in December but Justice Gorsuch has decided to bring the topic to the entire court for discussion today.
A press release on the Wall vs the TSA noted the following this morning:
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering at its conference today a 4-year-old Florida boy’s emergency application to stay the Transportation Security Administration’s ability to enforce the Federal Transportation Mask Mandate, which is in effect until at least March 18.
The application from Michael Seklecki Jr. (listed as M.S. in legal papers) of Sanford, Florida, who suffers from Autism Spectrum Disorder and can’t medically wear a face covering, is on the justice’s conference agenda today, one day after the Supreme Court halted the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s vaccine or mask/test mandate for all companies employing at least 100 workers. Joining the request are his father, Michael Sr., and Lucas Wall of Washington, D.C., who also medically can’t wear masks.
Chief Justice John Roberts denied the application Dec. 9 without comment. The three applicants resubmitted their request for a stay to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who referred it to the entire court for discussion at today’s weekly conference.
“The Supreme Court has been a beacon for liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic, including yesterday’s ruling enjoining President Biden’s attempt to force vaccinations on more than 80 million American workers or make them wear masks and endure weekly testing,” Michael Sr. said. “We’re hoping the justices will take a close look at our application today and put a stop to TSA’s mask mandate. A transportation security agency has no authority from Congress to dictate health measures, and the overwhelming scientific evidence shows that masks don’t stop the spread of coronavirus but harm human health.”
The Sekleckis must fly often between their home near Orlando and Boston for Michael Jr.’s specialty medical care. Wall has a ticket booked to visit his brother in Germany on Jan. 23, a trip that has been postponed numerous times since June 2021 because of the FTMM.
We reported on Justice Roberts refusing to address the TSA’s mask mandate in December.