The U.S. appealed to reinstate masks. But is it seeking to win?

Michele Goodwin, a [Chancellor’s Professor of law] who specializes in health policy at the University of California, Irvine, said the standards for winning a request to stay a judicial order can be even higher than for an appeal. … “Losing sends a very strong message, and not just for the matter that happens to be at hand, but for other cases related to public health and safety,” she said.