U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Private Businesses, Upholds for Most Health Workers

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans.

The United States Supreme Court weighed in yesterday on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates in two separate, unsigned per curiam opinions, National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Biden v. Missouri,

The outcomes are unsurprising and were largely reflected in the drift of oral argument, conducted less than a week before  these decisions were handed down.

Private Employer Vaccine Mandate Temporarily Blocked

In the first decision, the Court temporarily blocked implementation of a rule promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring employees of businesses with more than 100 employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing at their own expense  and wear masks at work.

The OSHA rule  took effect three days before yesterday’s Supreme

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