Biden's Vaccine Mandate Stayed by 5th Circuit

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:

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.

This is only the beginning as Republican states, private businesses, and individuals press on in their fight against the Biden Administration's unconstitutional mandate.