The Washington Post reports:
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, helmed by one judge who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and two others who were appointed by President Donald Trump, issued the ruling late Friday, after temporarily halting the mandate last weekend in response to lawsuits filed by Republican-aligned businesses and legal groups.
Calling the requirement a “mandate,” the court said the rule, instituted through the Labor Department, “grossly exceeds OSHA’s statutory authority,” according to the opinion, written by Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt and joined by Judges Edith H. Jones and Stuart Kyle Duncan. The New Orleans-based 5th Circuit is considered one of the country’s most conservative appeals courts.
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Hey. Let me fix that headline for you. “Federal appeals court halts important public health measure delivering the safety and welfare of the nation a major blow.” https://t.co/BagMCsCeYX
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 13, 2021
A federal court has declined to lift its stay on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more workers. At least 27 states have filed legal challenges to the rule in at least six federal appeals courts. https://t.co/3z9mQdTtoI
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 13, 2021