“The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a previous decision to temporarily block the Department of Labor’s vaccine mandate Friday evening in a blow to President Joe Biden’s agenda.”
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The three judge panel wrote that the mandate likely “violates the constitutional structure that safeguards our collective liberty.” The appellate court’s ruling added that the mandate was “staggeringly overbroad.”
“Applying to 2 out of 3 private-sector employees in America, in workplaces as diverse as the country itself, the Mandate fails to consider what is perhaps the most salient fact of all: the ongoing threat of COVID-19 is more dangerous to some employees than to other employees,” the Fifth Circuit ruling continued.
The judges added that a 28 year-old trucker who spends his work day alone is less at risk from coronavirus than a 62 year-old prison janitor. The mandate fails to consider the nuances of different workplaces and workers’ different exposure risks, the court said.
“Likewise, a naturally immune unvaccinated worker is presumably at less risk than an unvaccinated worker who has never had the virus,” the ruling stated. “The list goes on, but one constant remains—the Mandate fails almost completely to address, or even respond to, much of this reality and common sense.”
“The Court’s action not only halts Biden from moving forward with his unlawful overreach, but it also commands the judicious review we sought,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, who led a multi-state lawsuit challenging Biden’s authority to issue such a rule, said in a statement after the ruling last week. “The President will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by the Constitution.”
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block To Biden Vaccine Mandate
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