Federal Court Temporarily Halts Biden Admin’s Controversial Vaccine Mandate

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Biden Admin’s Controversial Vaccine Mandate

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Joe Biden’s plans for a vaccine mandate for businesses.

The new rule requires that all workers at private companies with more than 100 employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subjected to weekly testing. It comes with fines of nearly $14,000 per violation. The deadline to comply is January 4.

On Saturday, the found “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with the rule. The court’s ruling comes after 27 states filed lawsuits against the .

Despite the setback, the White House remains confident its vaccine rule will withstand legal challenges.

As POLITICO reports:

“Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court,” a panel of judges for the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Saturday.

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More than two dozen states have filed multiple legal challenges in federal court against the Biden administration’s vaccinate-or-test mandate for private businesses, arguing that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t have the authority to issue the requirements.

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Broadly, the lawsuits argue that the Department of Labor lacks the authority to issue a rule and that it did not follow the proper procedure in issuing the emergency temporary standard.

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The court gave the government until 5 p.m. Monday to respond to the plaintiffs’ request for a permanent injunction.

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