BREAKING UPDATE [3:05 p.m. EST, 1/13/22]: In a surprise move this afternoon, the Supreme Court of the United States has struck down the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccination mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. Read our Sister Toldjah’s piece here.
If you were hoping for a swift decision from the Supreme Court on Joe Biden’s illegal vaccine mandate, we now know that’s not going to happen. The mandate went into effect this week, and it was rumored that the Supreme Court would issue a decision on today’s news. However, they are now officially in the dark.
Unfortunately, despite the finality of the enforcement of the mandate on millions of Americans (you can’t de-vaccinate yourself), the court chose to release only one decision today. Here’s what it was.
We also have the SCOTUS opinion for today.
Held: Civil-service pension payments based on employment as a dual-status military technician are not payments based on “service as a member of a uniformed service” under 42 U. S. C. §415(a)(7)(A)(III). https://t.co/3ZlxXtlDvw
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) January 13, 2022
Evidently, the case regarding civil-service pensions had to be resolved post-haste. But when it comes to forcing irreversible vaccinations on private employees despite the fact that vaccines don’t stop the spread of the virus, SCOTUS has all the time in the world. It’s completely inexplicable.
As RedState reported, Justice Sonia Sotomayor thoroughly beclowned herself during oral arguments and the rest of the far-left liberals weren’t much better. There were many questions as to whether OSHA had the legal authority or not to require vaccines for private companies. That’s especially true given the overwhelming evidence that everyone spreads COVID. OSHA cannot put into place measures that have been proven ineffective.
Conservative justices also challenged the separation of police power between the federal government, and the state. Justice Neil Gorsuch argued that there is no limiting principle within the OSHA mandate. What’s the line? They can mandate flu vaccinations. Why haven’t they then? Are there any deaths that cancel out the constitution as liberal justices seem to believe?
Yet, with all those realities working against Biden’s mandate, the court punted anyway. The decision is usually released on Thursdays so Americans will have to endure the mandate for another week. That means no relief for those who haven’t complied to this point and are now unable to work. Conceivably, some kind of emergency relief could be provided on any day from the court, but that seems implausible now that they’ve let it linger this long.
It’s not difficult to see that conservatives had been ready to go after this federal infraction. But you could probably tell which ones needed longer. With that said, if the court comes back with a far-reaching decision that doesn’t just strike the mandate down but also neuters the administrative state, something several of the justices have wanted to do for a long time, then perhaps they can be forgiven for this initial punt. We’ll see what happens, but in the meantime, Americans are getting kicked in the teeth.