6th Circuit Court Rules Against Biden Administration in OSHA Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit
From TheEpochTimes.com By December 4, 2021
The Sixth Circuit Court has denied the federal government’s motion to transfer the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine-or-test requirement lawsuit to a different court, while also rejecting the White House’s bid to dissolve a stay on the mandate, delivering a blow to the Biden administration’s efforts to press ahead with implementation.
In a Dec. 3 ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court denied the government’s motion to transfer the case to the Fifth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit, while also rejecting as “moot” the Biden administration’s attempt to overturn a hold on the mandate.
OSHA on Nov. 5 published an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that would require private employers with 100 or more employees to impose a mandatory COVID-19 vaccinate-or-test policy. Under the rule, unvaccinated workers would also have to wear masks inside the workplace, with violators facing potential penalties of thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars per incident.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, also known as SARS-CoV-2 or the novel coronavirus.
After the OSHA rule was published, it triggered a torrent of lawsuits from Republican-led states, individuals, and businesses.
On Nov. 12, the Fifth Circuit granted a motion to stay the ETS and ordered that OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” it “until further court order, prompting OSHA to announce it has suspended implementation pending litigation.
Several legal challenges to the OSHA rule were later rolled into one and the Ohio-based Sixth Circuit Court—of which 11 of 16 judges are Republican appointees—was selected via lottery to hear the consolidated lawsuits.