On Friday, January 21, 2022, District Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a twenty-page opinion granting a request for a nationwide preliminary injunction of the federal employee vaccine mandate.
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On January 13, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated pair of opinions addressing challenges to two vaccinate mandates: the OSHA vaccine mandate for large, private employers and the CMS vaccine mandate for healthcare facilities.
On December 22, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued an order stating that it will hear oral argument on challenges to the OSHA vaccine mandate on January 7, 2022. This is three days before the date that OSHA currently plans to begin enforcement of the mandate.
FEDERAL CONTRACTOR UPDATE: Florida Federal Court Joins Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Georgia in Blocking Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
On December 22, 2021, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a 38-page order enjoining enforcement of the federal contractor vaccine with respect to “any covered contract in Florida.”
On December 17, 2021, in a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the federal government’s request to end the Fifth Circuit’s stay of OSHA vaccine mandate.