Breaking: Judge Halts Biden’s Nationwide Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge temporarily halted the Biden administration’s nationwide coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
U.S. District Judge R. Stan Baker issued his decision in a 28-page ruling.
“The Court acknowledges the tragic toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought throughout the nation and the globe,” Baker wrote. “However, even in times of crisis this Court must preserve the rule of law and ensure that all branches of government act within the bounds of their constitutionally granted authorities.”
Baker’s ruling blocks the mandate pending further legal proceedings. He said the challengers of President Joe Biden’s order are likely to be successful in claiming that the commander-in-chief exceeded his authority.