(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: In a development that shocked many court watchers, the United States Supreme Court, on its first day back from summer recess, let stand the Biden administration’s healthcare worker vaccine mandate.
As National Review shares in, “Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to Health-Care-Worker Vaccine Mandate”:
“The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers at facilities that receive federal funds.
“The justices rejected an appeal submitted by the plaintiffs, including ten mostly Republican-controlled states after a lower court declined to hear their petition. The vast majority of healthcare workers nationwide, 10.4 million, are subject to the mandate, although there are medical and religious exemptions.” [emphasis added]
Fox News adds:
“In an unsigned opinion, the court wrote: ‘The challenges posed by a global pandemic do not allow a federal agency to exercise power that Congress has not conferred upon it. At the same time, such unprecedented circumstances provide no grounds for limiting the exercise of authorities the agency has long been recognized to have.’ It said the ‘latter principle governs’ in the healthcare arena.” [emphasis added]
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