BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks vaccine-or-test rule for US businesses

Posted 11 days ago

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The Supreme Court on Thursday put a halt to the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test requirement for large businesses.

The court is allowing a vaccine mandate for most of the health care workers in the U. S. to proceed.

The lawsuit challenging the business mandate successfully argued that the mandate Biden administration overstepped the authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by seeking to impose a vaccination requirement. More than 80 million workers would have been impacted by the mandate.

“OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate,” the court’s conservatives wrote in their opinion. “Nor has Congress. Indeed, although Congress has enacted significant legislation addressing the COVID–19 pandemic, it has declined to enact any measure similar to what OSHA has promulgated here.”

If the mandate for large businesses were to have taken effect, unvaccinated employees would have been required to wear mask at work and test negative for COVID-19 each week.

The court’s three liberal justices dissented, arguing COVID-19 poses grave dangers to American workers, and OSHA is well within its right to ensure health and safety in workplaces by enforcing a vaccine-or-test rule.

“COVID–19, in short, is a menace in work settings,” the liberal justices wrote. “The proof is all around us: Since the disease’s onset, most Americans have seen their workplaces transformed. So the administrative agency charged with ensuring health and safety in workplaces did what Congress commanded it to: It took action to address COVID–19’s continuing threat in those spaces.”

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