Joe Biden has just suffered yet another significant setback to his agenda.
In Texas, a federal judge has put Biden’s vaccine mandate on federal workers on hold.
This all but ensures another Supreme Court standoff for the administration.
So far, Joe Biden is 1-1 on mandates, but he may soon sink below .500.
Most of us expected the mandate on health care workers to hold.
However, when the OSHA rule was struck down, it also put the federal worker mandate at risk.
The health care mandate was held up specifically because of the industry.
All things being equal, there is no way the federal mandate should be looked at any differently than the OSHA rule.
Judge Jeffrey Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas is the judge that dealt Biden the latest blow.
In his opinion, he wrote, “The court notes at the outset that this case is not about whether folks should get vaccinated against COVID-19 — the court believes they should.
“It is not even about the federal government’s power, exercised properly, to mandate vaccination of its employees.
“It is instead 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.
“That, under the current state of the law as just recently expressed by the Supreme Court, is a bridge too far.”
So far, it is estimated that 98 percent of federal workers have taken the jab.
White House Press Secretary Psaki seems confident that, ultimately, the administration will prevail.
She stated, “We are confident in our legal authority here.”
The plaintiff in the case is Feds for Medical Freedom.
Carol Thompson, an attorney for the plaintiff, stated, “I believe that our lawsuit is based on sound research and how the federal employment discrimination law has been developed over the past four decades.
“I do also see that this may be something that doesn’t end at the federal district court level, given that there are different federal district courts coming out in different ways.
“I perceive it as being an issue that ultimately is possibly going to be seen by the Supreme Court, potentially.”
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Source: The Blaze