Appeals Court Upholds Biden Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

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A federal appeals court upheld the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for all federal workers on Thursday.

Fox News reports:

In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and ordered dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the mandate. The ruling, a rare win for the administration at the New Orleans-based appellate court, said that the federal judge didn’t have jurisdiction in the case and those challenging the requirement could have pursued administrative remedies under Civil Service law.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown, who was appointed to the District Court for the Southern District of Texas by then-President Donald Trump, had issued a nationwide injunction against the requirement in January.

When the case was argued at the 5th Circuit last month, administration lawyers had noted that district judges in a dozen jurisdictions had rejected a challenge to the vaccine requirement for federal workers before Brown ruled.

The administration argued that the Constitution gives the president, as the head of the federal workforce, the same authority as the CEO of a private corporation to require that employees be vaccinated.

Lawyers challenging the mandate pointed to the Supreme Court’s recent opinion that the government cannot force private employers to require employee vaccinations.



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Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
3 months ago

Unfortunately for Federal workers, elections DO have consequences, especially when an autocratic leftist like Biden is elected.

Robert W
3 months ago

10-4

Don Nicholas
Don Nicholas
3 months ago

Wouldn’t surprise me to see old Joe’s regime to force Medicare and Medicaid people to take the jab. Welcome to socialised healthcare.

ChukYooFarly
ChukYooFarly
3 months ago
Reply to  Don Nicholas

I’d rather die than comply.

James Nice
James Nice
3 months ago

Question of the day. When is the law not really the law? Feel free to fill in the answer. I guess it depends on what side of the fence you reside on. I’m so tired watching the laws being misinterpreted and even totally ignored by those elected to represent American citizens.

Nita
3 months ago

This should go to the Supreme Court. These people worked
when they were at risk and now they have to turn their health
over to a politiction.

Donna Calandra
3 months ago

Amazing that essential workers have mandated vaccines, but people on public assistance NO mandates to receive their ‘free stuff’

Kenny
Kenny
3 months ago

Hopefully someone will tell O’Biden what this all about. I’m sure the clown doesn’t have a clue.

ChukYooFarly
ChukYooFarly
3 months ago

Federal workers will be quitting. It’s disgusting when you have to choose between your job and your health. Even as we speak, the Post Office is short handed.

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