Judge blocks federal vaccine mandate for federal workers

January 25, 2022

For its part, this court will say only this: however extensive that power is, the federal-worker mandate exceeds it.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown ruling against a vaccination mandate for federal employees and contractors.
  • The Biden administration says 98% of federal workers are already vaccinated.
  • The Office of Management and Budget (responsible for enforcing this mandate) told CNN that the Justice Department is appealing the ruling. An appeal could reach the Supreme Court.
  • The Washington Post reports some federal workers who did not want to get vaccinated, but did due to the mandate, may pursue legal cases against the government.

Why It Matters: This follows the Supreme Court blocking the Biden administration’s vaccinate-or-test mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, and serves as another legal blow to these types of federal mandates.

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