On Friday, a federal appeals court reinstated President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for large companies, which had been suspended by separate court. The mandate forces companies with more than 100 employees to either require vaccination against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.
The final decision on the mandate will likely be decided soon by the Supreme Court.
Fox News reports:
A coalition of 27 business groups quickly appealed to the nation's highest court Friday to block the lower court's mandate, according to Politico. They claimed the mandate would bring "harm" to thousands of businesses.
In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the U.S. Appeals Court for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Biden administration could enforce the policy using the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
"Recognizing that the ‘old normal’ is not going to return, employers and employees have sought new models for a workplace that will protect the safety and health of employees who earn their living there," wrote Judge Jane Branstetter Stranch, a Barack Obama appointee, for the majority. "In need of guidance on how to protect their employees from COVID-19 transmission while reopening business, employers turned to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration."
The rule establishing the mandate had prompted a slate of legal challenges from at least 27 states as well as business and religious groups that argued the mandate is unconstitutional.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Nov. 12 ordered OSHA to "take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order," reaffirming an earlier decision it had made. The court said the mandate exposes the petitioners "to severe financial risk" and "threatens to decimate their workforces (and business prospects)."
No one should be forced to choose between compromising their health and paying their bills. The last time I checked, this is the land of the free, which includes body autonomy.
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As he should.
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Did HBO host and comedian Bill Maher fall on his head?? He is starting to sound rational lately, which is a new look for him.
On Wednesday, he appeared on CNN and declared that if Donald Trump Jr. acted out in the same way that Hunter Biden has, then the coverage of it would air day and night on MSNBC. However, since President Joe Biden is a Democrat, it gets swept under the rug.
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ABC’s Hostin Claims Rittenhouse ‘Wouldn’t Be Alive Now’ if He Was Black
The left turns EVERYTHING into a race issue, even when it has absolutely nothing to do with race. It's so annoying!
On Monday, ABC legal analyst Sunny Hostin told "The View" co-hosts that if Kyle Rittenhouse was black, then he would not be alive, and definitely not acquitted for his charges.
Co-host Joy Behar asked, “Sunny, if he were black would he be free now?”
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Imagine having to shoot someone in self defense, having your name slandered, going through a high profile trial, and finally feeling relief when a jury finds you not guilty of murder....only for Democrats to turn around and demand that the Department of Justice try you again.
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She cried that it was a rigged election.
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