States File Lawsuits Over Vaccine Mandates

Opposition to the administration’s policies continues to grow. 

A total of 27 states so far have filed lawsuits against the Biden administration over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private businesses of 100 or more employees. The mandate, which will be enforced by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will require employers to ensure all their employees are either vaccinated by January 4 or are tested weekly and wearing masks. If the businesses do not follow the mandate, they could face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. 

Suits shave been filed in the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit, the Tenth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit the Eleventh Circuit, and the Seventh Circuit. 

The Fifth Circuit issued a temporary block on the vaccine mandate, citing the potentially “grave statutory and constitutional issues” raised by the plaintiffs. The president’s administration has asked the court to lift the pause, claiming it could cost dozens or hundreds of lives per day. The White House said businesses should move forward with the requirements despite the court-ordered temporary restraining order. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the judicial panels at the numerous circuit courts of appeal as they consider the lawfulness of the mandate. 
  • For wisdom for federal judges as they weigh the claim of protection of human life against liberty.  

Sources: CNBC, Just The News 


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