US to appeal mask travel ruling, setting up court fight

  • Passengers make their way through Delta Airlines Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport on April 19, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department said it would appeal a Florida judge’s ruling that threw out a mask requirement for plane and air travel, setting up a likely court battle that could extend past the midterm elections.