Bloomberg Law
Dec. 16, 2021, 3:18 PMUpdated: Dec. 16, 2021, 5:04 PM

Biden Contractor Vaccine Mandate Hit With Third Court Block (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors should be paused for state employers in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Indiana that have agreements with the federal government, a U.S. judge in Louisiana ruled Thursday, adding to a string of court losses for the administration.

The three states sought to block the mandate for companies that do business with the federal government, and U.S. District Court Judge Dee D. Drell granted the limited preliminary injunction. Drell declined to extend his order to private businesses with federal contracts, stating that the lawsuit lacked that type of plaintiff.

It follows a nationwide injunction ...

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