Supreme Court on vaccine mandates: Hospitals OK, general employment a no

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The Biden administration has centralized the vaccine mandate to its efforts to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Or at least have tried to do so; Various states and other organizations have used the courts to challenge the authority of the federal government to enforce these mandates. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments about two of the most important mandates: one for all hospital workers issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and another for all employees of large companies issued by Occupational Safety and Health. . Administration (OSHA).

By the time the cases were argued before the Supreme Court, the HHS rule was blocked by a stay issued by the lower court. In contrast, the OSHA rules saw the removal of an earlier adjournment in a lower court, which was on the Nerdshala of being enforced.


On Thursday, the Supreme Court issued quick rules that reflect the tone of the inquiry a week ago. The OSHA rule is now subject to a moratorium that blocks its implementation, a decision that saw the court’s three liberal justices issue a dissenting opinion. In contrast, the injunction against HHS rules was lifted, but only by a 5–4 close decision.

We’ll update this story with the details of the decisions once we have time to read them. They are also Available On the website of the Supreme Court.

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