Court Overturns Mask Mandate. State Supreme Court Judge Thomas Rademaker ruled that Kathy Hochul’s mandate was improperly set down by the Executive Branch. He said she needs to get approval by the Legislature. The Judiciary has over ruled the Governor’s unilateral action. It is an effort to reign in overstepping Executive authority. No where was the breach more evident than in Cuomo’s governing policies. He issued edict after edict while emergency powers were in force. His relentless lockdowns crippled the state economy. His closures of everything under the sun made the covid crisis far worse. Even Hochul is now taken to task by the Courts for exceeding her authority. Court Overturns Mask Mandate. The days of the Imperial Governorship in New York State are clearly numbered !!