The Sixth Circuit just issued their ruling on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for large employers and it looks like we’re headed right to the Supreme Court.
This is not good.
Take a look:
Bad News! Biden's unconstitutional vaccine mandate has been reinstated by the 6th court of appeals
— George (@BehizyTweets) December 18, 2021
JUST IN – 6th U.S. Court of Appeals reinstates Biden's nationwide vaccine-or-testing #COVID19 mandate for large businesses.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) December 18, 2021
JUST IN: President Biden's vaccine-or-test rule for 84 million workers is back after a federal appeals court lifted the stay. https://t.co/pBegJxIR30
— NPR (@NPR) December 18, 2021
From CNN, here are breaking details:
The Biden administration scored a significant victory Friday in its court battles to enforce various federal vaccine mandates, with an appeals court ruling that the government can enforce a vaccine-or-testing rule for companies with more than 100 employees.
The decision, from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, came after a separate appeals court on Friday declined a Justice Department request that it reinstate the administration’s federal contractor mandate, which had been blocked nationwide by a federal judge earlier this month.
A third Biden mandate — requiring vaccines for certain heath care workers — is being reviewed by the Supreme Court, after lower courts froze it in half the states in the country.
The 6th Circuit decision allowing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to implement the Administration’s rules for large employers is a rare victory for President Joe Biden in what has been an uphill battle in conservative-leaning courts that have been hostile to his administration’s approach to requiring vaccines.
We strongly disagree with the court's decision to allow a mandate to take effect that kills jobs and erodes our freedoms, and will be appealing to the Supreme Court. https://t.co/l5xy9JiNul
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 18, 2021
And from Reuters:
A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated a nationwide vaccine-or-testing COVID-19 mandate for large businesses, a federal government rule that covers 80 million American workers.
The ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati lifted a November injunction that had blocked the rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which applies to businesses with at least 100 workers.
“It is difficult to imagine what more OSHA could do or rely on to justify its finding that workers face a grave danger in the workplace,” said the opinion. “It is not appropriate to second-guess that agency determination considering the substantial evidence, including many peer-reviewed scientific studies, on which it relied.”
President Joe Biden unveiled in September regulations to increase the adult vaccination rate as a way of fighting the pandemic, which has killed more than 750,000 Americans and weighed on the economy.
The ruling coincides with public health officials bracing for a “tidal wave” of coronavirus infections in the United States as the more transmissible Omicron variant spreads rapidly worldwide. read more
“While we are disappointed in the Court’s decision, we will continue to fight the illegal mandate in the Supreme Court,” South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said on Twitter. “We are confident the mandate can be stopped.”