US high court won’t block vaccines for Maine health workers

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents of vaccine mandates.

It was the first time the Supreme Court weighed in on a statewide vaccine mandate. It previously rejected challenges of vaccine requirements for New York City teachers and Indiana University staff and students.

Justice Stephen Breyer rejected the emergency appeal but left the door open to try again as the clock ticks on Maine’s mandate. The state will begin enforcing it Oct. 29.

The Maine vaccine requirement that was put in place by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills requires hospital and nursing home workers to get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs.

Opponents tried to block the mandate, but a federal judge rejected the request Oct. 13. The judge said the record indicated regular testing alone wasn’t sufficient to stop the spread of the delta variant.

That decision set off a flurry of emergency appeals to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and then the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Robert Housholder
Robert Housholder
1 month ago

WE must remember the high court dose not have the final say, its “We The People” who have the final say, Who does the “High Court work for” ? With out our consent they don’t have a paycheck either !

Truth in Tension
Truth in Tension
1 month ago

The 9 politically connected lawyers wearing black robes to hide the stains of corruption are there to ensure that government power becomes absolute.
The federal government will not allow the restoration of the Republic.
Who is John Galt?

Not So Free
Not So Free
1 month ago

The best court money and blackmail can buy.

1 month ago

Soopreme Courtesans and Jesters. Does anyone really expect “Justice” from anything from the Feral Gov?