On Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit upheld it’s decision to halt the Biden administration’s order mandating vaccines for private businesses with over 100 employees.
This comes as a huge blow for Joe Biden, who has been creepily whispering to us at press conferences about all of this since September.
The mandate is set to go into effect on January 4, 2022.
Read here from Reuters:
A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld its decision to put on hold an order by President Joe Biden for companies with 100 workers or more to require COVID-19 vaccines, rejecting a challenge by his administration.
A three-member panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans affirmed its ruling despite the Biden administration’s position that halting implementation of the vaccine mandate could lead to dozens or even hundreds of deaths.
“The mandate is staggeringly overbroad,” the opinion said.
“The mandate is a one-size-fits-all sledgehammer that makes hardly any attempt to account for differences in workplaces (and workers),” Circuit Court Judge Kurt Engelhardt wrote for the panel.
The Biden administration just got wrecked by that Judge.
“Sledgehammer” is pretty accurate when you consider this mandate is being handed down with zero wiggle room for those with natural immunity or employees who accept the risk and just want to be left alone.
This would also be a massive Pandora’s box for lawsuits and complaints that would stand to cost these companies a fortune in legal fees.
Now, some gigantic companies may be able to absorb those costs. Especially large corporations with established legal departments.
But what about the lower end of the spectrum here; the small businesses who barely meet the threshold for 100 employees. Substantial legal fees could all of a sudden decimate a company’s balance sheet.
“The public interest is also served by maintaining our constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions – even, or perhaps particularly, when those decisions frustrate government officials,” Engelhardt wrote.
The rule was issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and mandates that businesses with at least 100 employees require staff to get vaccinated or face weekly tests and face mask requirements.
White House officials had no immediate comment on the ruling, which was hailed as a victory by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Texas joined other U.S. states, as well as private employers and religious organizations, in legal challenges to the order.
“Citing Texas’s ‘compelling argument[s]’ the 5th Circuit has stayed OSHA’s unconstitutional and illegal private-business vaccine mandate”, Paxton said on Twitter.
Citing Texas’s “compelling argument[s],” the 5th Circuit has stayed OSHA’s unconstitutional and illegal private-business vaccine mandate.
WE WON! Litigation will continue, but this is a massive victory for #Texas and for FREEDOM from Biden’s tyranny and lawlessness.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) November 12, 2021
I hope everyone remembers when Joe Biden threatened us on national television over his little mandate.
Now he’s looking stupid after getting excoriated by this Judge.
Biden on people who haven’t gotten vaccinated:
“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us.” pic.twitter.com/Hj4jnmWpuX
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 9, 2021
The Biden administration simply does not care about what is constitutional and what isn’t.
They are going to ram their agenda through whether you like it or not and just sort out the details later.
There’s no time to wait for Joe. He doesn’t owe you an explanation either.
It’s not your place to determine what’s legal.
It might be.
That’s all they needed.
Biden on #COVID19 vaccines: “It’s still a question if the federal government can mandate the whole country, I don’t know that yet.”
That why we have *States’ rights.* pic.twitter.com/ZgjxJHOk2B
— Terri Green (@TerriGreenUSA) July 29, 2021