Missouri is winning, again!
While a county circuit judge made a blistering ruling against coercive COVID-19 measures last week, a federal judge blocked a federal mandate on healthcare workers in Missouri and nine other states.
U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Schelp in the Eastern District of Missouri issued a ruling that regulations handed down by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid earlier this month were issued improperly.
Judge Schelp noted that the federal agency didn’t receive authorization from Congress to mandate the experimental COVID-19 injections on healthcare workers.
He also referenced the lack of a standard period for public comment about the mandate.
The ruling blocks the enforcement of the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 jab mandate for healthcare workers at Medicare- and Medicaid-certified medical facilities in the following states:
BREAKING: A federal judge blocked the federal government on Monday from mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers in Missouri and nine other stateshttps://t.co/v1mH0C2LcC
— The HighWire (@HighWireTalk) November 29, 2021
🚨BREAKING: Federal district court grants injunction halting Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for Medicare-and Medicaid-certified providers and suppliers in several states, including Missouri, Iowa, and New Hampshire. pic.twitter.com/zVgTjnAq6P
— f👀kminati (@chi_un_lee) November 29, 2021
#Breaking: A federal judge temporarily blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine mandate for workers at Medicare- and Medicare-certified medical facilities in 10 states, after they sued the administration claiming it was unconstitutional.https://t.co/EejlxvFW9M
— Jake Epstein (@byjepstein) November 29, 2021
— David Lieb (@DavidALieb) November 29, 2021
U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp wrote in his ruling that regulations handed down by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid earlier this month were issued improperly. https://t.co/vtwkEDUztD
— Columbia Tribune (@columbiatribune) November 29, 2021
Springfield News-Leader reported:
“Truly, the impact of this mandate reaches far beyond COVID,” Schelp wrote. “CMS seeks to overtake an area of traditional state authority by imposing an unprecedented demand to federally dictate the private medical decisions of millions of Americans. Such action challenges traditional notions of federalism.”
Schelp also labeled the mandate “arbitrary and capricious,” arguing that CMS “lacks evidence showing that vaccination status has a direct impact on spreading COVID” in the covered health care facilities; the agency has primarily pointed to data from long-term care facilities in its defense.
“No one questions that protecting patients and health care workers from contracting COVID is a laudable objective,” he wrote. “But the court cannot, in good faith, allow CMS to enact an unprecedented mandate that lacks a ‘rational connection between the facts found and the choice made.’”
Bravo for Judge Schelp for referencing the mandate’s vicious attack on federalism and its lack of basic scientific understanding.
As referenced in The Lancet, the COVID-19 jabs have made absolutely zero beneficial impact on stopping the spread of the virus.
And Schelp’s ruling isn’t the first time a federal judge has explained that COVID-19 jab mandates are the definition of anti-science.
Judge T. Kent Wetherell II of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida issued this ruling that scientifically destroyed COVID-19 jab mandates.
Infowars referenced the constitutionality of Judge Schelp’s ruling:
Schelp, a Trump nominee, said the public would benefit from the ruling “because it would ensure that federal agencies do not extend their power beyond the express delegation from Congress.”
“And while ‘it is indisputable that the public has a strong interest in combating the spread of COVID-19,’ ‘our system does not permit agencies to act unlawfully even in pursuit of desirable ends.’”
“In conclusion, CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] mandate raises substantial questions of law and fact that must be determined, as discussed throughout this opinion,” Schelp wrote.
“Because it is evident CMS significantly understates the burden that its mandate would impose on the ability of healthcare facilities to provide proper care, and thus, save lives, the public has an interest in maintaining the ‘status quo’ while the merits of the case are determined.”
This marks another major legal defeat for the Biden administration, who already had its employee vaccine mandate via OSHA rebuked by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month.