Bloomberg Law
Sept. 23, 2022, 1:54 PM

Rutgers Defeats Challenge to Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccine Policy

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Rutgers students, unless exempted, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to return to campus, after a federal court in New Jersey dismissed a suit over a mandatory vaccination policy.

It dismissed claims alleging that a policy that took effect for the fall 2021 semester violated multiple constitutional provisions.

The US District Court for the District of New Jersey narrowed the suit to claims brought against the state university of New Jersey by a nonexempt student and the nonprofit Children’s Health Defense Inc., after finding that the other plaintiffs lacked standing because they’d been granted exemptions.

The remaining plaintiffs alleged ...

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