In a 6 to 3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday throttled President Biden’s federal vaccination mandate, requiring that employers with at least 100 employees had to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations or submit to weekly testing. In a per curium decision, which means that the author of the decision is not named, the Court sent the case back to the lower courts for a ruling on the merits but effectively killed it.
The contested mandate, dubbed the Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, went into effect on Monday, but had been widely criticized, including by members of the business community. The National Federation of Independent Business, a small business trade group, is the main plaintiff in the suit, upon which the High Court ruled, against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency tasked with administering the mandates.
The Supreme Court held that OSHA overstepped its bounds, writing that requiring “84 million Americans to either obtain a Covid-19 vaccine or undergo weekly medical testing at their own expense…is no everyday exercise of federal powers.”
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