Supreme Court Finally Acts – Strikes Down Biden Mandate

Supreme Court Finally Acts - Strikes Down Biden Mandates

( – In September, President Joe Biden issued a vaccine mandate for businesses with over 100 employees. He ordered OSHA to force the companies to implement a vaccine-or-test requirement for employees, citing workplace safety concerns. Business groups quickly sued the administration, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court (SCOTUS). Now, the justices have issued a ruling.

On January 13, the high court ruled 6:3 to strike down the workplace vaccine mandate for large companies in the case of the National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor. President Joe Biden’s administration argued that OSHA had the right to enforce the mandate because the spread of the virus is a workplace hazard. The justices didn’t buy it.

The Conservative justices ruled that they did not believe Congress had given the safety agency the power to force more than 80 million Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The court pointed out that “Congress has enacted significant legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic,” but it has failed to “enact any measure similar” to the OSHA order.

Former President Donald Trump released a statement after the court ruled against the Biden administration, calling Biden’s mandate “unconstitutional” and saying his successor has “failed miserably” on the virus and economy. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) tweeted that “sanity has returned to the SCOTUS.”

Senator Ted Cruz called it a “major victory.”

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