A three-member panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld its ruling that placed a hold on President Joe Biden’s order that required companies with 100 workers or more to get vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19.
The administration argued that stopping President Biden’s “implementation of the vaccine mandate could lead to dozens or even hundreds of deaths.”
In his written opinion for the panel, Judge Kurt Engelhardt stated:
“The mandate is staggeringly overbroad,” the opinion said.
“The mandate is a one-size-fits-all sledgehammer that makes hardly any attempt to account for differences in workplaces (and workers).”
“The public interest is also served by maintaining our constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions – even, or perhaps particularly, when those decisions frustrate government officials.”Reuters: