Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate is headed for trouble in court

The White House says a COVID mandate that President Biden plans to impose on private employers, which “will impact over 80 million workers,” is all about “vaccinating the unvaccinated.” But officially, that mandate is aimed at protecting workplace safety, and the difference between those two descriptions could make it vulnerable to the flood of litigation it will provoke.

A month after he was elected, Biden called vaccination against COVID “a patriotic duty” but said, “I don’t think it should be mandatory.” On July 23, White House press secretary Jen Psaki reiterated that position, saying it’s “not the role of the federal government” to require vaccination.

A week later, Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insisted “there will be no federal [ …

















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