Supreme Court schedules Jan. 7 oral arguments on Biden's vaccine mandates

Posted on AllSides December 23rd, 2021
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The Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hold oral arguments on Jan. 7 to consider legal challenges to President Biden's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers and large companies.

Why it matters: The mandates have faced a series of lawsuits from Republican-led states, businesses and religious coalitions.

Lower courts remain divided on the issue — some have blocked enforcement of the mandates, calling them an overstep.

The requirements: Private companies with at least 100 employees must ensure that their workers are either fully vaccinated or tested weekly.

All health care workers at federally funded facilities must...

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