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Vaccination mandates for Biden are skeptical by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court expressed skepticism this morning about the Biden administration's brazen argument that it has the power to enforce vaccine requirements on over 84 million private-sector workers.

In a rare Friday session, the Supreme Court appeared to be open to the idea that states have the jurisdiction to implement vaccine requirements but questioned federal agencies' capacity to do so.

The court decided on Dec. 22, 2021, to expedite urgent applications relating to objections to the lawfulness of the two mandates as they proceed through the lower courts. The federal mandates are being challenged by a number of industry groups, as well as Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, and a number of other states.

The private sector worker mandate, which imposes penalties on employers of up to $14,000 per violation, is not currently stayed by any court; the health care worker mandate has been frozen by lower courts.

7 Jan 2022


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