The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3, blocking President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate on large businesses.
The High Court ruled the mandate was too broad.
More than two dozen states with Republican Governors had filed suit to block the mandate, which required companies with one-hundred or more employees force their workers to get a Covid-19 vaccine.
Whether or not such a mandate could or would help stem the Covid-19 pandemic is not relevant in this case.
At question is whether the Federal Government, in this case, the President of the United States, has the legal and constitutional authority to require companies to force their workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The U-S Supreme Court ruled the government, the President…does not have that authority under U-S law.
Meantime, the Justices did approve vaccine mandates for healthcare workers in medical facilities that receive funding from federal tax dollars.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: People walk by a snow covered Supreme Court on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The DC area was hit with 4-7 inches of snow accumulation with the potential of another 2-4 inches. President Donald Trump is holding off from a threatened national emergency declaration to fund a border wall amidst the longest partial government shutdown in the nation’s history. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) Used locally Jan 13th 2022 via Alpha Media Portland OR