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Supreme Court rejects Maine health workers' challenge to vaccine mandate

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2021
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A divided Supreme Court on Friday left intact a vaccine requirement for Maine health care workers, rebuffing the latest legal challenge targeting COVID-19 vaccination mandates to reach the justices.

The challengers, a group of Maine health care workers, sought to block the requirement on religious grounds.

The statewide mandate announced in August by Gov. Janet Mills (D), which applies to employees at hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities, was set to take effect Friday.

Three of the court’s more conservative justices — Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito — would have ruled in favor of...

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