A federal judge is blocking Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order banning local mask mandates. The judge ruled Wednesday that the ban violates the federal Americans With Disabilities Act by putting students with disabilities at greater risk. The judge's ruling also blocks Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from bringing legal action against school districts with mask mandates, such as fines or withholding state money. Paxton has filed lawsuits against 15 school districts ignoring the ban. He's expected to appeal the ruling.