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Contractor Shot Mandate Under Assault in Texas, Georgia Hearings

Dec. 3, 2021, 11:13 PM

President Joe Biden’s power to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for federal contractors was under attack in two federal courtrooms Friday, with a pair of judges appointed by the Trump administration considering whether to up the tally of states where the measure is blocked.

Attorneys for Texas and a seven-state coalition led by Georgia told the judges that Biden overstepped his authority with an intrusive policy for contractors that’s actually just cover for his real agenda of getting Americans vaccinated.

Biden administration lawyers defended the president’s power to set the terms for federal contracts as long as its related to economic efficiency, ...

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