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Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, allows health care vaccine mandate to take effect

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(CNN) -- The Supreme Court blocked President Joe Biden's vaccine or testing requirement aimed at large businesses, but it allowed a vaccine mandate for certain health care workers to go into effect nationwide.

The ruling blocking the rule for large businesses was based on the argument that Congress has not given the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the power to enact such a mandate.

"Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly. Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category," the unsigned opinion says.

Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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    1. The ruling actually had nothing to do with Covid. It was due to the fact that OSHA does not have the legal ability to regulate public health.

      1. Glad someone has reading comprehension, logic and reasoning skills. Higher level skills, to be sure!

    1. Seems straight forward, great arguments against, yet the liberal justices voted to keep the mandate. Ridiculous.

      1. The arguments against were about OSHA not having the power to regulate public health in general. But in specific instances such as healthcare, the same argument doesn’t apply. It’s very straightforward if you have the ability to comprehend English.

        1. Again, it takes the cognitive skills that are not perfected until early adulthood to comprehend the article. Misleading, biased journalism doesn’t help. So, responding falls on deaf ears. They can’t get it.

          1. Lol. RealityCheck, did you actually start another name just to support yourself? Actually it is about covid! No matter how many times you try to convince yourself it is about covid in the end. By the way would you ever want Trump trying to mandate anything on businesses? I wouldn’t. Remember – you’ll eventually screw yourself and your loved ones over by giving your government too much power.

          2. Such a moving response Down to earth. A bit condescending…we can expect that from you and Check. You continue following the “COVID” crowd…mask yourself daily…preferably 24 hours a day…in your car…while you are walking at all three meals and make sure you get your boosters…Darwin would be proud of you!

    2. “The question before us is not how to respond to the pan- demic, but who holds the power to do so. The answer is clear: Under the law as it stands today, that power rests with the States and Congress, not OSHA. In saying this much, we do not impugn the intentions behind the agency’s mandate. Instead, we only discharge our duty to enforce the law’s demands when it comes to the question who may govern the lives of 84 million Americans. Respecting those demands may be trying in times of stress. But if this Court were to abide them only in more tranquil conditions, decla- rations of emergencies would never end and the liberties our Const(i)tution’s separation of powers seeks to preserve would amount to little.”

  1. Biden said before he even made the order that it was not legal and wouldn’t stand up. But then Brandon did it and said we will just see what happens. I guess he forget about it not being legal….. Well now it has been struck down and it has been a huge waste of time and money. OSHA has spent millions in an@lyzing and getting ready to implement the mandate…… all for nothing

  2. Well…let’s see…Check…could you please answer Another’s questions…with validity of course!

  3. Nothing to do with COVID? How so…you can’t use OSHA as a shield to disqualify what the headline says…Supreme Court blocks nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large businesses, allows health care vaccine mandate to take effect…how does this not have something to do with COVID? It’s exactly what we have been waiting for in regards to the requirements set aside by the COVID politicians, experts and doctors. This has always been about COVID…. mask mandates…lockdowns…forced “vax”…and 15 days of “flattening the curve” which is now 677 days. Check…how can you make that statement? And please answer so you can expound on your expertise in this regard.

  4. Always knew it was illegal that’s why I didn’t roll up my sleeve. Let’s go Brandon!

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