Thursday, November 18, 2021

Ping-Pong Balls Could Determine Fate of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate; White House Blames Sagging Biden Poll Numbers on ‘COVID fatigue’, and other C-Virus related stories

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Ping-pong balls could determine fate of Biden’s vaccine mandate:
The fate of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers could come down to the bounce of a ping-pong ball.
Republican officials in 27 states, employers and several conservative and business organizations filed challenges to the mandate in numerous federal courts shortly after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration released details of the emergency rule Nov. 4. Several unions also filed challenges in other federal courts, contending it doesn’t go far enough.
The cases are expected to be consolidated under one of the circuit courts in a decision expected as soon as Tuesday.
Which federal court ends up with the case could determine whether the requirement gets tossed out, a reflection of how the judiciary has become politicized in recent years. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a majority of justices were nominated by Republicans, issued a ruling putting the mandate on hold.
Allison Orr Larsen, a professor at William & Mary Law School, coauthored a study published this year that found growing partisanship in federal judicial decisions. For decades, the study found that rulings on cases in which all judges in a circuit weighed in generally were not decided along party lines based on the presidents who appointed the judges. --->READ MORE HERE
White House blames sagging Biden poll numbers on ‘COVID fatigue’:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed Monday that President Biden’s public approval rating is falling largely because of the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic rather than the administration’s economic policies or priorities.
“Well, we think, one, there’s a couple factors,” Psaki said when asked to explain a Washington Post-ABC News poll published Sunday that showed Biden’s approval rating at 41 percent, with 53 percent of respondents disapproving.
“One is people are still — there’s a fatigue from COVID,” the press secretary added. “We see that in poll after poll … People are sick and tired of COVID and the impacts on the economy. We understand that; we’re tired of it too. That’s why this is the number-one priority, [it] continues to be getting COVID under control.”
Psaki’s remark recalled Biden’s campaign promise that if elected, he would bring the pandemic to heel. At one point during his second debate with then-President Donald Trump last fall, Biden famously vowed: “I’m going to shut down the virus, not the country. --->READ MORE HERE
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