A federal judge in Texas blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for government workers Friday; saying the White House does not have the authority to require medical procedures as a prerequisite for employment.
“The ruling from Brown Friday is not a final ruling on the policy. It simply blocks the mandate from being enforced while the litigation is pending,” reports Fox News. “The Biden administration immediately Friday filed a notice that it plans to appeal the ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown in the Texas Southern District has ruled for the plaintiffs in Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden, enjoining the vaccine mandate for federal employees nationally.https://t.co/aDA4auX7kA pic.twitter.com/TEjeFRV8xG
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States the ruling, “The plaintiffs have moved the court to preliminarily enjoin the enforcement of two executive orders by the President. The first, Executive Order 14042, is already the subject of a nationwide injunction. Because that injunction protects the plaintiffs from imminent harm, the court declines to enjoin the first order. The second, Executive Order 14043, amounts to a presidential mandate that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. Because the President’s authority is not that broad, the court will enjoin the second order’s enforcement.”