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Judges in NYC Vaccine Mandate Case Skeptical of Teachers’ Claims

Oct. 14, 2021, 3:28 PM

A federal appeals court expressed skepticism of a bid by four New York City public school employees to halt the city’s Covid vaccination mandate, as a three-judge panel questioned a lawyer for the workers.

Circuit Judge Susan Carney balked at the attorney’s argument that teachers are a constitutionally protected class and that the vaccine requirement infringes on a fundamental right.

“I’m having difficulty seeing why this is an irrational policy decision of the city,” she said of the mandate in a hearing Thursday in Manhattan.

The workers’ lawsuit is one of dozens filed across the country questioning the legality of ...

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