Is It Okay for Louisiana to Ignore Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate?
As most American business owners know - especially those with more than 100 employees, they have until January 4 to comply with President Joe Biden's executive order that their employees be vaccinated.
Or do they?
Louisiana's 4th Congressional District's Mike Johnson clarifies in a recent Facebook post:
"There is a great deal of confusion and anxiety concerning the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate, but here is a very encouraging update:
The federal Fifth Circuit (covering Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi) just affirmed its nationwide injunction on the OSHA mandate, rightfully describing it as a “one-size-fits-all sledgehammer” and “fatally flawed.” The injunction prohibits it from going into effect while the remaining legal process plays out."
And despite the continued sword-rattling from the federal government about enforcement of the mandate, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has announced they will not enforce the Biden administration’s mandate for large private businesses after the court's decision.
And more from Congressman Johnson:
"Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed yet another lawsuit with 11 other states challenging the legality of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ rule mandating COVID vaccines on nearly every full-time employee, part-time employee, volunteer, and contractor working at a wide range of healthcare facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funding."
It seems highly unlikely, as the legality of the Biden dictum makes its way from court to court and eventually to the Supreme Court, that there will be any final ruling before the President's announced January 4 deadline.
And a number of legal analysts believe that the OSHA retreat, though supposedly temporary, speaks a thousand words about how the feds feel this will all end.
Perhaps Congressman Johnson sums it up best. "The Biden mandates are attempting to steamroll our constitutional norms, and these legal challenges are essential for us to maintain the rule of law and individual rights."