U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on Tuesday night turned away a religious challenge to a requirement that healthcare workers in Maine be vaccinated against COVID-19, the latest such bid rejected by the nation’s top judicial body.
In a brief order, Breyer wrote that the challengers – unnamed plaintiffs who said they are healthcare workers and object to taking the vaccine on religious grounds – could make another request for a mandate exemption once the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on their case.
Shortly after Breyer’s order, the Boston-based appeals court ruled against the healthcare workers, setting up the case to return to the Supreme Court.
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