A federal judge in Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday against President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.
“U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, who serves the Eastern District of Kentucky, issued the opinion and order Tuesday afternoon,” the Lexington Herald Leader reported. “It came in response to a challenge from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who joined many other state attorneys general in challenging the mandate.”
“This is not a case about whether vaccines are effective. They are,” Van Tatenhove wrote. “Nor is this a case about whether the government, at some level, and in some circumstances, can require citizens to obtain vaccines. It can.”
He explained that the case was about if Biden could impose vaccines on the employees of government contractors and subcontractors, which “in all likelihood, the answer to that question is no,” he said.
The ruling comes the day after a different federal judge placed a halt on Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. workers, calling the requirement a “politically and economically vast, federalism-altering, and boundary-pushing mandate.”
“The scale falls clearly in favor of healthcare facilities operating with some unvaccinated employees, staff, trainees, students, volunteers and contractors, rather than the swift, irremediable impact of requiring healthcare facilities to choose between two undesirable choices — providing substandard care or providing no healthcare at all,” U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp wrote in a 32-page order.
The New York Post explained, the “requirement would have affected more than 17 million workers in about 76,000 health care facilities and home health care providers. Under the rule, announced Nov. 4, those affected would have to get their first dose of a vaccine by Dec. 6 and their second shot by Jan. 4.”
“A previous ruling against the Biden administration temporarily blocked a rule that private businesses with more than 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or face weekly testing,” the Post added.
Leo’s Hot List
Illegal Immigration Levels Hit New Record High In August
Border officials encountered more than 232,000 migrants attempting to illegally cross the southern border in August, the highest number ever...
BREAKING: Democratic Dallas Mayor switches to Republican Party ‘American Cities Need Republicans’
Breaking Friday, the Democratic mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, made a huge announcement: he is switching political affiliations and joining...
Over 15,000 people register for Arizona’s new ‘unity ticket’ party
The No Labels group is reportedly alarming Democrats that the party could take enough votes away from Biden in the...
Thousands Of Illegals Pour Across Southern Border In Eagle Pass, Texas
Over the last few days, thousands of migrants had illegally crossed the southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas, forcing the...
Leo's Hot List
Nation5 days ago
‘Paw Patrol’ Snacks Recalled After Parents Discover Website on Packaging Sent Kids to Porn Site
Climate Change6 days ago
Democrats join Republicans to strike down CA’s Electric Vehicle mandate
Politics6 days ago
Chuck Schumer and Democrats Change Senate Dress Code so John Fetterman Can Dress Like a Slob
Politics5 days ago
“She Runs on More and More Ding-a-Ling” – Fetterman Speaks Complete Gibberish as He Takes Shot at Marjorie Taylor Greene (VIDEO)