Bloomberg Law
Jan. 21, 2022, 5:05 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2022, 6:21 PM

Biden’s Shot Mandate for Federal Workers Blocked Nationwide (1)

Kathleen Dailey
Kathleen Dailey
Legal Reporter

The Justice Department will appeal a federal judge’s nationwide preliminary injunction against President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating that all federal workers consent to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or else face termination.

The order poses a substantial threat of irreparable harm to the “liberty interests of employees who must choose between violating a mandate of doubtful validity or consenting to an unwanted medical procedure that cannot be undone,” Judge Jeffrey V. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas said.

There’s also a strong likelihood that the plaintiffs, who represent federal workers, will prevail in challenging ...

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