“The public interest is also served by maintaining our constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions—even, or perhaps particularly, when those decisions frustrate government officials.”
November 12, 2021 | by Rebecca Downs | Town Hall
“Last Saturday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for private businesses with 100 or more employees. On Friday night, the court affirmed its decision, as reported by Dan Whitcomb for Reuters.
“The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld the ruling despite the Biden administration saying on Monday that halting implementation of the rule could lead to the deaths of dozens or even hundreds of workers,” Whitcomb wrote.
The mandate was set to go into effect on January 4, but employers, employees, organizations, and several states brought suit almost immediately.
One of the attorney generals involved in bringing the suit, Texas’ Ken Paxton lauded the ruling over Twitter.
Citing Texas’s “compelling argument[s],” the 5th Circuit has stayed OSHA’s unconstitutional and illegal private-business vaccine mandate.
WE WON! Litigation will continue, but this is a massive victory for #Texas and for FREEDOM from Biden’s tyranny and lawlessness.
— Texas Attorney General (@TXAG) November 12, 2021
As did Louisiana’s Jeff Landry, who also brought the suit.”
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) November 13, 2021