Breaking: SCOTUS Serves up a Brutal Defeat for Joe Biden on Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

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We reported earlier that it appeared the Supreme Court punted on the lawsuit brought against the Biden administration regarding Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for private businesses with more than 100 employees, this despite the fact that the mandates went into effect this week.

Well, as it turns out we were wrong. In a stinging rebuke this afternoon, the Supreme Court blocked the mandate for private businesses but held that the one for healthcare workers at federally-funded healthcare facilities could remain in place:

Here’s the vote breakdown:

“Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the 6-3 majority wrote. “Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category.”

To read the opinion on the private workplace vaccine mandate, click here.
To read the opinion on the mandate for federally funded healthcare facilities, click here.

(As this is a breaking story, RedState will provide further coverage and details as they become available.)