On January 7, the U.S. Supreme Court is taking an unprecedented step in hearing oral arguments in appeals to stop two separate federal vaccine mandates: The first, under the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, applies to businesses with 100 or more employees. The second, under Health and Human Services’s Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, applies to healthcare workers at facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. Together, the mandates affect over 100 million U.S. workers.
Lower courts have at least partially blocked both mandates—bringing us to where we are now. Some enforcement measures are temporarily on hold as many in the nation wait in limbo to see how the highest court will rule.
To help explain what to expect from SCOTUS we have the Honorable Robert Henneke, former assistant attorney general of Texas, and executive director at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He knows the cases well, having successfully argued for a stay of the OSHA mandate for Texas in 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals.
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