Biden COVID Vaccine Mandates Suffer Two More Legal Setbacks • Children’s Health Defense

In Tuesday’s ruling, which stemmed from a 14-state lawsuit challenging the mandate for healthcare workers, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may not enforce its vaccine mandate for healthcare workers until the court can resolve legal challenges.

“There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million healthcare workers is something that should be done by Congress, not a government agency,” Doughty wrote in the decision. “It is not clear that even an act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”

Doughty said the mandate would allow the executive branch to usurp the power of the legislative branch to make laws — putting two of the three powers conferred by the U.S. Constitution in the same hands.

“If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency,” Doughty wrote.

Biden COVID Vaccine Mandates Suffer Two More Legal Setbacks • Children’s Health Defense