Scott Keller, Solicitor General of Texas and Attorney Arguing Against the Federal vaccine-or-testing mandate, is demanding the Supreme Court to issue a stay on the requirement to come into force on Monday.
The argument so far has been that the federal government is abusing its power in issuing this mandate and the need for it should not depend on the federal government. Keller said the impact on the economy of such a mandate would be detrimental.
“We understand the gravity of the situation, but in balancing the shear size and scope of this emergency power that must be used delicately … we deserve to stay,” Keller said.
Justice Stephen Breyer Asked, “How can this not be in the interest of the public?”
Very good. one of the lawyers arguing against federal vaccine-or-testing mandate presenting his case Supreme court from afar today because he tested positive COVID-19,
Justice elena kagano asks why this is the current situation – the coronavirus pandemic who has killed more than 832,000 people In the US – does not count as “essential and serious”.
“And what should I do?” Kagan asked. “It is clear that the policy is geared towards preventing most disease and death and the agency has done everything but stands on its head to show that no other policy will prevent disease and death in this way.”
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US Supreme Court to hear arguments for vaccine mandate
Hi, live blog readers. Congratulations on making it through the first week of the new year.
we start with today Supreme court ready to start hearing arguments from Republican State officials and business groups seeking to block federal Vaccine Mandate For employers with more than 100 workers and employers with similar needs for healthcare facilities.
Arguments of at least two hours for the two cases are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. local time. Due to pandemic protocol, the building is closed to the public, but we will be streaming oral arguments here.
In short: last year Biden Administration establish a mandate It requires that all employers with more than 100 workers and all health facilities must ensure that all their employees are either fully vaccinated or tested at least on a weekly basis. Joe Biden has argued that these policies will strengthen the economy and save lives.
especially conservative Emphasized the mandate, calling it an overabundance of authority, specifically that these requirements were not authorized Congress,
But lower courts are divided on the issue, Washington Post report, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocked the enforcement of the mandate shortly after the administration announced the policy for private companies in November. Then the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay and allowed the rules to take effect.
Mandate matters for employers with more than 100 workers National Federation of Independent Business vs. Department of Labor And Ohio vs. Department of Labor, and have been consolidated, as the case relates to the mandate for health facilities – Biden vs Missouri And Becerra vs. Louisiana,