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Law prof: Vaccine mandates OK under enumerated powers – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-10-12 08:00:00 –

States don’t need to help the federal government enforce mandates

KOIN, Oregon — Where does the ability to order vaccine mandates come from? The answer is the enumerated powers, that is, the powers specifically given to the government by the US Constitution, including the power to regulate commerce.

that is Lewis & Clark Law Professor Tung Yin Said. But he also said the state has defenses against any mission inherited from the federal government.

The listed privileges are Article 1, Paragraph 8 of the US Constitution.

“The key difference here is that the federal government can issue the rules. You can’t force a state to enforce federal law. The hope is that the state won’t interfere,” he said. “If the federal government sends the FBI to check people’s vaccination records and the state orders its police to interfere with the FBI, it will hinder federal efforts.”

He said Oregon has confronted the federal government and is standing up. One example is the fact that Oregon is a sanctuary for immigrants.

The state does not have to take its finger off to enforce any kind of federal order. But when the federal government comes and puts the matter in their hands, they are expected not to interfere.

“But, as the state says,’whatever you think, I’m not going to take my finger off to help the federal government enforce it,” he said.

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