Supreme Court say wednesday night that it will hold a special hearing on January 7 to hear oral arguments in two cases related to President Biden’s vaccine claims. Justice will consider challenges to Biden’s claim that companies with 100 or more employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested regularly, and a separate case required vaccinations for approximately 17 million healthcare workers.
Both challenges are there There have been ups and downs in lower federal courts. Vaccine mandate for major employers is maintained last week by a division panel of the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and mandates for health care workers were blocked by lower courts that cover about half of the United States. .
The Biden administration “believes in legal authority over both policies and [the Justice Department] The White House said in a statement it would vigorously defend both in the Supreme Court.
Action of the Supreme Court is unusual both because time is so fast and because the Supreme Court does not usually hear oral arguments in urgent cases. At the same time, judges have been criticized for their excessive use of urgent “shadow frames” to decide in brief on important issues without any oral argument at all.
It is unclear how the judges will rule. “The Supreme Court has generally upheld decisions by local governments and universities to require vaccinations,” washington articles Note. “But the judges also questioned the power of federal agencies to mandate pandemic-related responses.”
https://theweek.com/supreme-court/1008373/supreme-court-schedules-emergency-hearing-to-consider-2-biden-vaccine Supreme Court Schedules Urgent Hearing to Consider 2 Biden Vaccine Authorizations