A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that it will not reinstate Biden’s federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate as it reviews a lower court’s order.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas said it is expediting its review of the case, per Just the News.
The mandate applies to nearly 3.5 million federal workers, who were required to be fully vaccinated by the end of November.
As previously reported by Human Events News, a Texas federal judge in January blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal workers, arguing that the order exceeds the president’s authority.
The case is 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,” Brown wrote.
Also in January, as reported by Human Events News, the Supreme Court blocked Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for companies with over 100 employees, but allowed the policy requiring vaccinations for most healthcare workers at facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funding to remain in place.
The Court ruled 6 to 3 against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s employer mandate, blocking it from taking effect while other legal challenges play out.