Appeals Court Restores Biden’s Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2022
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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday removed a lower court injunction that halted President Joe Biden’s nationwide Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, empowering the government to penalize or terminate workers who fail to get vaccinated.

The appellate court voted 2-1 to remove Texas-based district court Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown’s preliminary injunction issued January 21, in which Brown found that Biden had gone too far by enacting the policy without congressional approval.

The appeals court found that Brown did not have proper jurisdiction to decide the case, and said the plaintiffs—several groups...

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