December 7th, 2021— Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors is stayed… again, by the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. While the order is currently stayed pending a review by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. This new challenge targets the presidents’ Executive Order itself. Rather than OSHA’s regulations, which were the means through which the Executive Order was set to take effect.
“However, even in times of crisis this Court must preserve the rule of law and ensure that all branches of government act within the bounds of their constitutionally granted authorities.”-Reads the Order from the Court
Executive Order 14042 mandates that all “federal contractors” receive the Covid-19 vaccination. However, it was stalled in federal court after a group of states including Georgia sued for injunctive relief. The lawsuit was brought by the states of Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia. And has successfully paused the vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
While it will take further review by the courts to determine how long the stay order will be in effect. The group of states was successfully able to prove to the court that :
- They had a Likliehood of success on the merits of their claim,
- They would receive irreperable harm if the mandates went through,
- And that their claims were in the publics interest.
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