Supreme Court Rules Against Anti-Vax Navy SEALs

Courthouse News Service reports:

The Supreme Court sided with the Defense Department on Friday afternoon, blocking a lower court ruling that would force the military to deploy unvaccinated Navy SEALs fighting a Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

There was no majority opinion on the ruling but Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a concurring opinion. Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito dissented.

Thirty-five service members within the Naval Special Warfare community — which conducts missions including special reconnaissance, counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and hostage rescue — are seeking religious exemptions from the military’s Covid-19 vaccine requirement.

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