Supreme Court on Thursday has blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccine-or-test rule. It was for large private employers but thus allowed for another of the administration’s vaccine requirements for health care workers to unfortunately stand.
Supreme Court Vote
There was a private employee rule with a 6-3 vote. The court’s liberal justices were in dissent. It, in fact, does come days after parts of the rule did go into effect for 84 million workers nationwide. This is as the companies have been grappling with how to manage their personnel. Moreover, while they did await word from the high court.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration would have enforced the rule. Thus it would require employers with more than 100 workers to mandate vaccination. Or face weekly testing as well. Back in November, it was after more than a dozen state leaders did sue President Joe Biden. It was over the rule. In fact, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did temporarily halt it. However, in the last month, after more than a dozen state leaders did sue President Joe Biden over the rule. Moreover, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did temporarily halt it. In fact, last month, after the case was reassigned to the 6th Circuit. Then the rule was reinstated.
After almost four hours of arguments, the justices did hear, it was over the two vaccine requirements on Friday. It has come to the high court amid a surge in the Corona Virus case. Also, a testing shortage and the staffing strains throughout the country.
Upholding Vaccine Mandate
Then the court did vote in a 5-4 decision in favor of upholding the vaccine mandate for health care workers. It would apply to the more than 17 million people across around 76,000 facilities. They would participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Also, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh have joined the liberal justices in the majority.