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A US Court if Appeals has reinstated President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal workers, giving the President a court win The Wall Street Journal reports.
The ruling from the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a nationwide injunction issued by a federal judge in Texas in January of 2022.
The appeals court voted 2-1 to overturn the injunction and put the mandate from Biden back in place.
The move comes as mandates lift around the country, from masks to vaccines to crowd control.
Biden has said that he has the authority to issue the mandate which has set off a flurry of legal challenges around the country.
However, Biden tried to mandate large employers require vaccination but the Supreme Court overturned that edict, while carving out an exception to force healthcare workers to get vaccinated if their facilities participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The ruling however still allows federal workers a remedy, the judge wrote, ruled that the federal-employee requirement was an adverse employment action covered by the Civil Service Reform Act and the employees had to take their complaints to the Merit Systems Protection Board instead of the courts.
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