Court Blocks Federal Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate On Government-Sponsored CMS Health Workers
A Lousiana federal court has halted the White House’s attempt to impose Covid-19 vaccine mandate on government healthcare employees under its CMS jurisdiction.
Lousiana Court Judge Orders The Halting Of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
District Judge Terry A. Doughty of the District Court for the Western District of Louisiana announced the release of a preliminary injunction order. It states that President Joe Biden’s federal leadership cannot move forward with implementing the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
The order covers workers in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that encompass more than ten million healthcare professionals. According to the latest figures, it is said that around 2.4 million of the workers remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is meant to have CMS employees have their full vaccinations in early January 2022. Not being able to comply with the order could lead to termination.
State of Louisiana, et al. v. Xavier Becerra, et al. Case
The latest news is seen as a welcome victory for the state of Louisiana and others, including Kentucky, Montana, Ohio, Arizona, West Virginia, Alabama, Utah, Georgia, South Carolina, Idaho, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Mississippi.
Legal observers suggest that any appeal that will be raised with regards to Judge Doughty’s order will be forwarded to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, a higher appellate court.
As of writing, there are also other legal cases lodged against the federal government surrounding its move to impose a wide encompassing COVID-19 vaccine mandate on personnel under its jurisdiction.
Consider The Consumer will continue to update you with COVID-19 vaccine-related information and news.
Editor’s Note on CMS Covid-19 Mandate Class Action Lawsuit:
This article aims to give you the latest information about the status of the COVID-19 vax mandate class action filed by multiple state governments against the federal leadership. We also suggest you read the New York City School Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit.
Case Name(s) & No.(s): State of Louisiana, et al. v. Xavier Becerra, et al.; Case No.: 3:21-cv-03970
Jurisdiction: United States (U.S.) District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Allegation(s): The federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement infringes the rights of individuals.
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