A Pennsylvania court struck down a school mask mandate on Wednesday, arguing the state health secretary does not have the authority to impose a mandate of the sort. 
Indeed, state Health Secretary Alison Beam issued the mandate at the end of August, but justices on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court ruled in a 4 to 1 decision to overturn the order.

Judge Christine Cannon wrote that the state “does not have carte blanche authority to impose whatever disease control measures the Department of Health sees fit to implement without regard for the procedures for p …