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Court blocks vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 3 states, in latest blow to Biden administration – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2021-11-30 18:06:10 –

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the requirements for the Covid-19 vaccine against federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. This is the third time in the last few weeks that President Joe Biden’s federal orders have been blocked to some extent in certain parts of the country. (Photo: Getty Images)

The federal judge on Tuesday COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Federal Contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee — This is the third time in a few weeks that President Joe Biden’s federal mission has been blocked to some extent in certain parts of the country.

“The questions posed here are narrow. Can the President use the authority delegated by Congress to control the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on federal contractor and subcontractor employees? ? ”Gregory Frederick Van Tatenhof, U.S. District Judge, appointed President George W. Bush of Kentucky I said in the opinion on page 29. “Probably the answer to that question is no.”

The judge said the president had exceeded his authority under the Federal Property Management Services Act in issuing the requirements. “While this law gives the president a great deal of discretion, it undermines the credibility that Congress intended to use the procurement law FPASA as the basis for promulgating public health measures such as compulsory vaccination.” The official said.

“We are concerned that vaccine obligations will invade areas traditionally reserved in the United States,” he said.

The judge’s opinion emphasized that the case was not about whether the vaccine was effective or whether the government could request the vaccine in certain circumstances. It contained only a limited discussion as to why the public interest in suspending the mandate was more important than keeping it in force while the proceedings were being filed more completely.

“Plaintiffs and contractors now have to make strict choices about whether to comply with vaccine obligations or lose future federal contracts,” the judge said.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who joined the Kentucky and Tennessee counterparts and filed a proceeding, said in a statement after the order, “This is not about vaccines, but about obligations.” Said.

“It has always been our position that the judge’s opinion is clear and that the president cannot impose these obligations on people,” Yost said.

Only three states have blocked contractor requirements, which is the latest example of a government mission to meet resistance in court. For the past few weeks Court of Appeals frozen Obligation to require employees of large companies to be vaccinated or to ask regular questions about their status. The order is currently being considered by another Court of Appeals.

on Monday, Missouri judge suspended Biden vaccine requirements for specific healthcare workers in 10 states. The Justice Department has appealed the case to the Court of Appeals.



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