Bloomberg Law
Nov. 8, 2021, 9:25 PM

White House Biding Its Time in Fight Over Shot-or-Test Mandate

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The Biden administration signaled Monday that it won’t seek immediate U.S. Supreme Court intervention after a federal appeals court halted its emergency rule requiring large employers to mandate Covid-19 vaccination or regular testing for workers.

While the White House could seize upon the interim stay issued by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Nov. 6—or a permanent injunction the circuit court panel could hand down later this week—to quickly take the case up to the justices, it also has the luxury of waiting as the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement provision doesn’t kick ...

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