Federal Judge Blocks DOD From Disciplining Navy SEALS Who Sued Over Vaccine Mandate • Children’s Health Defense

In another defeat for the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for members of the armed services, a federal judge on Jan. 3 issued a preliminary injunction barring the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) from disciplining military service members who object to COVID-19 vaccination on religious grounds.

The case in question concerns a group of 35 NAVY SEALs and other special forces members. They sued the Biden administration and the DOD, which denied the service members’ requests for a religious exemption.

Following the denials, the 35 individuals filed a federal lawsuit and subsequent motion for preliminary injunction via the First Liberty Institute, a non-profit public interest law firm specializing in cases pertaining to religious freedom.

Federal Judge Blocks DOD From Disciplining Navy SEALS Who Sued Over Vaccine Mandate • Children’s Health Defense