After a deluge of lawsuits filed in the wake of OSHA issuing regulations last week, the 5th Circuit has stayed the implementation of the Biden Administration's vaccine mandate. The AP reported:
A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that those workers be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or face mask requirements and weekly tests.
Many took to social media to celebrate the decision:
Excellent start to the weekend👇👇👇 https://t.co/GbWUAKXslc— Center for American Liberty (@Liberty_Ctr) November 6, 2021
Go team. https://t.co/V7606gtu4Z— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) November 6, 2021
As Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry points out, the ruling by the court amounts to a nationwide injunction:
Such circuit decisions normally apply to states within a district — Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, in this case — but Landry said the language employed by the judges gave the decision a national scope.
“This is a great victory for the American people out there. Never before has the federal government tried in a such a forceful way to get between the choices of an American citizen and their doctor. To me that’s the heart of the entire issue,” he said.
Unsurprisingly, Democrats don't seem to be big fans of nationwide injunctions when they go against their policy preferences.
So now the Biden White House thinks it can simply ignore a lawful order from a federal appellate court? https://t.co/OwFxMWGrVz— 🇺🇸 Mike Davis 🇺🇸 (@mrddmia) November 8, 2021
This is only the beginning as Republican states, private businesses, and individuals press on in their fight against the Biden Administration's unconstitutional mandate.
No police officer, firefighter, nurse or anyone should lose their job because of COVID jabs.— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) November 8, 2021
We are going to stand up and protect Floridians’ rights. pic.twitter.com/L2m3WdZ2yX
Joe Biden and OSHA have no authority to force the vaccination of tens of millions of Americans. It’s breathtaking in scope, unprecedented unconstitutional, unlawful and unwise.— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) November 8, 2021
I joined @DanaPerino on @FoxNews to talk about how we’re fighting back. pic.twitter.com/6TyURniMLx