Federal Court Issues Stay On Biden Vaccination Mandate For Large Companies


A US federal appeals court has issued a stay Saturday that freezes the Biden administration plan to require companies with 100 employees or more to institute mandatory vaccinations or weekly testing.

The Biden administration has to respond to the request for a permanent injunction by 5 PM Monday.

The appeal is not the only action against Biden’s mandate. Tennessee’s Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III announced Friday that a coalition of seven other attorneys general are suing the Biden Administration over the order.

Slatery III is joined by attorneys general from Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. The coalition filed the petition in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, according to a release from Slatery.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit arrives after other states filed legal challenges against the new rule, which is set to take effect on Jan 4.

Solicitor of Labor Seema Nanda said the Labor Department was “confident in its legal authority” to issue the vaccination rule, which will be enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“The Occupational Safety and Health Act explicitly gives OSHA the authority to act quickly in an emergency where the agency finds that workers are subjected to a grave danger and a new standard is necessary to protect them,” she said. “We are fully prepared to defend this standard in court.”

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