The United States Supreme Court reported Monday that several appeals have been sent to recently seated Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to consider an emergency injunction concerning the Biden administration’s large business COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
According to CNN, the requests are regarding the administrations mandate that would require employers with more than 100 employees to either mandate the vaccine or require employees to submit to weekly testing.
“Business groups, religious nonprofits and Republican-led states want to freeze a federal appeals court decision from Friday that revived the mandate while the appeals process plays out,” CNN reported.
“As an alternative argument, some of the parties say they want the court to step in now and hear arguments in the case, bypassing the normal appeals process.”
A number of business groups, religious groups and other entities, including all 50 Republican senators have put forward objections to the Biden vaccination mandate.
The legal procedure has been directed toward Kavanaugh because of his position of jurisdiction over appeals made through some states, and the belief that he might have a positive attitude toward the appeal’s case.
“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which falls under the US Labor Department, unveiled the new rules on November 4, citing its authority to issue an emergency temporary standard to protect employees if they are exposed to a ‘grave danger,'” CNN reported.
“It requires employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated or undergo regular testing and wear a face covering at work.”
Lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom are currently representing religious nonprofits and businesses who have said that OSHA had exceeded its authority in issuing the requirement.