Biden vax mandate for federal workers blocked by judge

A federal judge on Friday blocked the administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal workers, just one week after the Supreme Court struck down his vaccine-or-testing mandate for the nation’s large private employers, reports The Wall Street Journal.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey V. Brown in Texas said Biden did not have the power to mandate “that all federal employees consent to vaccination against COVID-19 or lose their job,” per the Journal.

Brown noted that the case was not about whether or not individuals should get vaccinated — instead, he said, it was about “whether the President can, with the stroke of a pen and without the input of Congress, require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as a condition of their employment.”

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