A U.S. Supreme Court justice left in force New Mexico’s requirement that many of its health-care workers be vaccinated against Covid-19, turning away a request by a nurse who said she is opposed to the shot after doing her own research.
The Supreme Court has repeatedly turned away challenges to state vaccine mandates, including New York’s
The justices are likely to act early next year on two
The New Mexico mandate, announced in August by Governor
Gorsuch also rejected arguments from Talisha Valdez, who said she and her children shouldn’t have been required to get vaccinated to participate in the state fair in September. The two women filed their challenge jointly at the Supreme Court.
Gorsuch is the justice assigned to handle emergency matters from New Mexico.
The case is Valdez v. Lujan Grisham, 21A253.
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