Three lawsuits were filed Friday on behalf of 18 states to end President Joe Biden’s tenure that would require federal contractors to procure the vaccine. The lawsuit argues that this is a violation of federal law.
States for trial include Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. This lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri. A second lawsuit includes Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia. Their lawsuit was filed in federal court in Georgia. A third lawsuit has been filed by Texas individually.
They demanded that the requirement for federal contractors to be vaccinated by December 8 be blocked.
Biden says the warrant will help bring a safer and faster end to the nearly two-year pandemic.
States also say they will challenge OSHA rules that would require vaccines for companies with 100 or more employees.
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