Thursday, 13 January 2022 13:22

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Private Sector Vaccine Mandate, Upholds Health Worker Mandate

Written by Dan McCaleb and Casey Harper, The Center Square


...states and individuals challenging the constitutional authority of the president to issue such mandates.


“Today’s ruling represents a monumental victory for all Americans, and a reminder that the Biden Administration and the federal government cannot rule by executive fiat,” said Patrick Hughes, president and co-founder of the Liberty Justice Center. “The Supreme Court saw this mandate for what it really is: An attempt to bypass Congress and the will of the American people."


Liberty Justice Center and the New Orleans-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy filed suit against the Biden administration on behalf of Louisiana grocery store owner Brandon Trosclair, who employs nearly 500 people across 16 grocery stores in Louisiana and Mississippi.


"The Supreme Court's decision to halt the illegal vaccine mandate is a win for American workers and business owners in every corner of the country," said Sarah Harbison, general counsel at the Pelican Institute. "Business owners like Brandon Trosclair fought and beat the Biden Administration on behalf of their team members and communities to keep the government out of individuals' private health care decisions."


In a separate ruling, the Supreme Court upheld a Biden vaccine mandate for most health care workers at providers that receive Medicaid and Medicare dollars.


Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the liberal wing in upholding the health care mandate in a 5-4 decision.


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