Proponents of medical freedom can revel in two major rulings issued Tuesday night halting the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers and federal contractors across the United States.
The first ruling, issued by a Louisiana-based judge, issued a preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in all 50 states. Judge Terry A. Doughty issued the block in the case of State of Louisiana v. Xavier Becerra.
“If the separation of powers meant anything to the Constitutional framers, it meant that the three necessary ingredients to deprive a person of liberty or property – the power to make rules, to enforce them, and to judge their violations – could never fall into the same hands,” said the judge in concluding remarks. “If the Executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the Legislative branch to make laws, two of the three powers conferred by the Constitution would be in the same hands.”
Separately, a Kentucky-based judge on Tuesday night blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., celebrated the injunctions and pointed out that all three of Biden’s mandates have now been paused in most states as they await further rulings.
The judicial action favoring medical freedom comes just weeks after Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it was halting implementation and enforcement of the vaccine mandate applying to private businesses with over 100 employees.