US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenges to Biden Admin. Vaccine Mandates - Filing
© AP Photo / Jose Luis MaganaThe US Supreme Court is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021
© AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Supreme Court agreed to hear lawsuits challenging the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees as well as for healthcare facilities, according to a court order list.
The order, filed on Wednesday, consolidated the lawsuits challenging the vaccine mandates and allotted time for one hour of oral arguments on January 7, 2022.
The mandate for big companies with 100 or more workers to require them to vaccinate or test while the healthcare mandate requires workers in facilities that receive government funds to require employees be vaccinated.
A US District Court on Monday blocked the enforcement of a separate Biden administration coronavirus vaccine mandate for federal contractors in ten states while the mandate’s legality is worked out in the courts.