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AJC CONTINUING COVERAGE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK; ; Kemp chides suit's critics, confident state will win

Jul 18, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

But Atlanta mayor vows to press forward with mask requirements.

Gov. Brian Kemp expressed confidence Friday that the state will win a legal challenge against Atlanta over coronavirus restrictions, but he cast his lawsuit targeting the city's mask mandate and other economic limits as an ideological battle that goes beyond the courthouse.

"While we all agree that wearing a mask is effective, I'm confident that Georgians don't need a mandate to do the right thing," he said at a state Ca...