Monday, November 8, 2021

US Appeals Court Blocks Biden’s Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate; Nearly Two Dozen States Push Back with Lawsuits to Halt Biden’s Private Employer Vaccine Mandate, and other C-Virus related stories

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US appeals court blocks Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate:
A federal appeals court in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s latest COVID-19 vaccination mandate, giving the government until Monday afternoon to submit a response.
An emergency stay, issued Saturday from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, prevents the White House from requiring all full and part-time workers at private-sector companies with 100 or more employees to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear face masks.
In its decision, the court cited “grave statutory and constitutional” concerns about the government’s mandate, which is scheduled to take effect on January 4.
The mandate — issued Thursday under a new rule by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) — would apply to some 84 million Americans.
It has been challenged in court by more than two dozen states, including Texas, Missouri and Louisiana.
Employers who don’t comply could face fines of up to $14,000 per infraction, according to the government’s guidelines. --->READ MORE HERE
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States push back with lawsuits to halt Biden’s private employer vaccine mandate:
Nearly two dozen states announced the filing of lawsuits Friday against President Biden’s decision requiring large private businesses to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for their employees or pay for regular testing.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, along with 10 other states, argue in court papers the requirement runs afoul of states’ rights, which should have authority over police powers to patrol citizens’ safety.
“For over a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that policies on compulsory vaccination lie within the police powers of the States, and that ‘[t]hey are matters that do not ordinarily concern the national government,’ ” the complaint read.
The focus of the argument is that the requirement from the feds runs afoul of the Constitution and the 10th Amendment. The states are asking the court to block the enforcement of the mandate and rule it unlawful.
“This mandate is unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise. The federal government lacks constitutional authority under its enumerated powers to issue this mandate,” the lawsuit reads. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories and resources:

Religious organizations ask federal courts to block Biden’s vaccine mandate

‘Big government on steroids’: House Republicans line up against Biden’s vaccine mandate

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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