BREAKING NEWS!! In response to the stinging Fifth Circuit Ruling (read story below) -- OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation, the Labor Department affirmed in recognition of the court’s authority and ruling.
11/17/21 – U.S. Circuit Reaffirms Halt on Vaccine Mandate [UPDATE]
In clear, unambiguous, direct language the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has extended its earlier preliminary stay on the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for private employers. A unanimous, and seemingly annoyed three-judge panel (after hearing the White House instruct businesses to ignore its preliminary injunction), called the President’s proposed vaccine mandate: "fatally flawed" and "staggeringly broad."
The stay, which the court issued on Friday evening, says OSHA shall "take no steps to implement or enforce the Mandate until further court order." The judges were unmistakably signaling they expect the agency to heed its ruling. The pause is "pending adequate judicial review of the petitioners' underlying motions for a permanent injunction." But the court left little doubt that it would grant those motions, saying "petitioners' challenges to the Mandate show a great likelihood of success on the merits.