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Federal judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contract workers

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By, The Center Square

A federal court issued an injunction Tuesday blocking the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contract workers, the latest in a series of legal defeats for the president.

U.S. District Judge Stan Baker in Savannah, Georgia, ruled that President Joe Biden overstepped his authority with the vaccine mandate for millions of federal contract employees.

Several business groups challenged Biden’s mandate in court along with multiple states, including Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia. Plaintiffs applauded Tuesday’s ruling, the latest in a string of court losses for Biden’s mandates in recent weeks.

“A federal court in Georgia has entered a nationwide injunction against the federal-contractor vaccine mandate,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in response to the ruling. “Now all of the Biden Administration vaccine mandates have been halted. Now, under my Order, vaccine mandates are not allowed in Texas.”

Wyoming Context from County 17

In a press release, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said, “This is the third time the courts have heard our concerns about federal overreach and temporarily halted the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates,” Governor Gordon said. “This Administration should take note and stand down from this effort. Attorney General Hill and I remain committed to protecting Wyoming’s people from these unconstitutional policies.”


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The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.