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Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers

A Trump-appointed federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Friday blocking the requirement for federal employees to get inoculated against COVID-19, matching the federal contractor mandate already blocked by a nationwide injunction.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Supreme workplace hazards

In ruling that the Biden administration can’t force large businesses to enact vaccine mandates, the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court argued that the coronavirus is not an “occupational work hazard.” Don’t worry if they’re wrong because every member of the Supreme Court is vaccinated, so they don’t have to deal with the coronavirus hazard at their workplace.... Read more»

Challenge to vaccine-or-test mandate could upend already shaky precedent on agency deference

American jurisprudence on vaccine mandates dates back over 100 years, but the Supreme Court will likely focus on a 40-year-old administrative precedent to determine if President Joe Biden can require COVID-19 vaccines and testing for large private businesses. ... Read more»

Challenges mount at high court over OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate

The Supreme Court received at least 11 emergency applications on Monday challenging the federal mandate for businesses with over 100 employees to require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing. ... Read more»

Texas AG Paxton vows to take fight against federal vaccine mandate to Supreme Court

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pledged to take his fight against a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the Supreme Court after the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 vote that the mandate set by the Biden administration could go back into effect.... Read more»

Feds ask appeals court to reinstate vaccine mandate for large businesses

The Biden administration urged an appeals court on Tuesday to lift a stay of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for big companies on the basis that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the authority to protect citizens from "grave dangers in the workplace." ... Read more»