President Joe Biden’s administration can’t seem to catch a single break with COVID-19 vaccine mandates, as they’re continually being shot down in court systems across the country.
According to PJ Media, the latest legal blow to the vaccine mandate efforts came about thanks to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which was selected via a lottery system to make a final ruling on the specific vaccine mandate that applies to businesses with over 100 employees.
As the outlet noted, “The Sixth Circuit is seated in Cincinnati and serves four states square in the American heartland (Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky). Justices nominated by Republican presidents outnumber Democrat nominees 10–6.”
Given the past few weeks of legal losses on the same issue, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Biden administration’s lawyers requested that the case be moved to a friendlier, less red court system — specifically the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Unfortunately for Biden and his vaccine pushers, the motion was denied. In addition, “Given the Governments pending motion, the motions to stay the agency’s ruling and related motions … are hereby DENIED AS MOOT.”
The bad news came just a week after federal judges had blocked two portions of Biden’s vaccine mandates for federal workers, as The Enquirer reported.
“U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration from imposing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal contractors and subcontractors in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee,” the outlet wrote.
Tatenhove noted that the question presented was “narrow,” asking, “Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no.”
Court watchers expect that several of the court challenges will ultimately be appealed by the Biden administration and ultimately end up in the Supreme Court for a final decision, where they’ll face long odds against a conservative-stacked high court.