The Biden administration has exceeded its powers.
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the presidential measure Joe Biden, according to which people working in companies with more than 100 employees should be obliged to be vaccinated with two benefits vaccines against coronavirus or undergo regular weekly testing and wear drape.
The AFP agency informed about it.
Biden hit the court
At the same time, the court allowed the application of the rule on compulsory vaccination for most health professionals in a 5: 4 vote – it will apply in approximately 76,000 facilities financed from the federal budget. Two conservatives – John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh – also supported the three liberal judges.
A conservative majority of six U.S. Supreme Court judges ruled that the Biden administration had exceeded its jurisdiction over the aforementioned rule of vaccinating or testing people in companies, which would affect more than 80 million Americans. Three liberal judges disagreed with this decision.
The Senate of the US Federal Court of Appeal ruled in December that the aforementioned government regulation concerning employees of medium and large companies could enter into force.
The Senate’s decision thus overturned a previous verdict by a federal judge of another court, which suspended the regulation in early November.
Few people are vaccinated
Biden is disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision. In his response to the court’s decision, the US president regretted that the court did not take into account reasonable requirements “based on science and the law.”
At the same time, however, he called on employers to “do the right thing” to protect Americans’ health and the economy.
The measure was introduced by President Biden for the first time in September, with exceptions that would apply to people working outside or only from home.
The rule of 17 million health professionals does not offer an alternative to regular testing, so all of them will have to be vaccinated. They will be able to request an exemption for medical or religious reasons.
More than 208 million Americans (62.7 percent of the population) are fully vaccinated against covid, and more than a third have received a booster vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP).