New York City municipal workers are reaching one year since the city’s unconstitutional COVID-19 jab mandate was issued by former Mayor Bill de Blasio.
City workers, including teachers, police, firefighters, and sanitation, have fought in the courts and protested in the streets to exercise their constitutional rights.
Although blatantly unconstitutional, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday denied a request by a New York City police detective to overturn the city’s municipal worker COVID-19 jab mandate.
“Sotomayor made no comment, denying the emergency request from Anthony Marciano without asking the city to file a brief in response. Sotomayor is the justice assigned to handle emergency matters from New York,” according to Bloomberg.
“Marciano said in court papers that the city denied his bid for a religious exemption and that he expects officials to reject his appeal as well. He said New York has denied 99% of exemption requests,” the outlet reported.
"Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday declined to block New York City from enforcing its mandate that all municipal workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, rebuffing a police detective who challenged the public health policy." https://t.co/pRtU7IPmUz
— J.D. Chase (@LilChomskyX) August 29, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Monday denied an appeal from a New York Police Department detective who asked for an emergency injunction to keep the city from firing him over its mandate that municipal employees be vaccinated against the... https://t.co/5EppUfOsan
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 30, 2022
"Marciano argued that neither state nor federal law allows government officials to impose vaccines on adults without "informed consent," telling the justices in a legal filing that "he cannot and will not assume the health risks associated with an illegal, experimental" vaccine that he 'does not need.'" Reuters noted.
As noted on Truth Lion, 1,430 municipal employees were fired in February for failing to comply with the mandate.
Cont. from Reuters:
Marciano remains on active duty while he appeals the denial of his vaccine exemption request. The city's health department ordered the mandate in October 2021. In February of this year, 1,430 municipal workers were fired for failing to comply.
Marciano filed his lawsuit last December in a state court. After the case was moved to Manhattan federal court, U.S. Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed the case in March.
Rakoff rejected the argument that adults may not be targeted for vaccination or that the mandate violates Marciano's "right to bodily integrity" under the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment guarantee of due process.
The Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Marciano's stay request on Aug. 2.
In January, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses - a policy the conservative justices deemed an improper imposition on the lives and health of many Americans - while endorsing a separate federal vaccine requirement for healthcare facilities.
This isn't the first time Justice Sotomayor has denied requests to block the city's COVID-19 jab mandate.
“New York City’s 150,000 school employees had until 5 p.m. Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination or to obtain a religious or medical exemption. If they did not, the city could remove them from the payrolls. In denying the petition, Sotomayor did not refer the issue to the full court or ask for a response from New York City—a sign the court didn’t believe the challenge was compelling,” according to Washington Post.
More from The Gateway Pundit:
Arguably, Sotomayor is the least informed SCOTUS justice regarding Covid-19.
During oral arguments early this year, Justice Sonia Sotomayor falsely claimed that over 100,000 children were in serious condition because of Covid, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.
“Many are on ventilators,” Sotomayor said.
Here is Justice Sotomayor saying that "hospitals are almost all full capacity" and there are "over 100,000 children" hospitalized with covid "many on ventilators.
None of those things are true. Not even close. pic.twitter.com/MqWEL2UvJg
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 7, 2022
Walensky refuted Sotomayor during an interview with Bret Bair on Fox News Sunday.
“The number’s not 100,000. It’s roughly 3,500 in hospitals now?” Bret Bair asked.
“Yes,” Walensky replied.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released new guidelines on the COVID vaccination status this week.
The CDC's updated COVID-19 guidance treats unvaccinated and vaccinated Americans the same.
In a nutshell, the agency admitted they were wrong and the experimental shot offers zero benefits.
Yet, New York City municipal workers still have a COVID-19 jab mandate.