Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Big Business

FRIDAY, January 7, 2022 – The Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments Friday as it considers whether the Biden administration can enforce vaccine mandates on large corporations.

The judges also hear arguments about a separate vaccine mandate for most health care workers.

The court’s decision is likely to determine whether these vaccine requirements will affect more than 80 million people. Policy legal challenges from both US business groups and states with Republican leaders are still in their infancy News agency mentioned.

Sean Marotta, a Washington attorney whose clients include the American Hospital Association, told News agency. This group is not involved in Supreme Court cases.

Attorney General Elizabeth Prilugar, the administration’s top Supreme Court attorney, wrote that the requirements are necessary to avoid unnecessary hospitalization and death.

The argument from competitors is that management does not have the authority to enforce vaccines for companies.

All nine judges have received their vaccinations, along with 207 million Americans who have been fully vaccinated. More than a third of these Americans also received their boosters, according to the most recent data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Judge Stephen Breyer said it was “incredible” that it was in the “public interest” to delay authorization of a vaccine. He noted that there were 750,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the country on Thursday.

Another liberal justice, Elena Kagan, said officials had shown “with absolute clarity that no other policy will prevent disease and death anywhere like the degree to which this policy will.”

But Justice Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice John Roberts, both of the court’s conservative majority, noted that officials had bypassed, AP mentioned. Judge Amy Connie Barrett suggested that the broad scope of the rule was a problem.

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