Georgia v. Biden
On December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia issued nationwide injunctive relief against Executive Order 14042, which purports to require that federal contractors and subcontractors ensure that their employees are fully vaccinated against COVI-19. The Court ably explains the limits of federal authority the overreach of this order, including lack of Congressional authority.
The Court found that the Procurement Act, upon which Biden relied, did not grant authority to the President to issue the EO, and that if the Act did: “… then the Procurement Act and EO14042 are unconstitutional under the non-delegation doctrine and because they exceed Congress’s authority and intrude on state sovereignty.” The decision is a massive win for the constitutional separation of powers which is key to our liberty.
Following the decision, the U.S. General Services Administration issued the following guidance:
Update: On December 7, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of George issued a preliminary injunction…which halts enforcement of the vaccine mandate for contractors and subcontractors nationwide.
Therefore, at this time, the mandate is off the table, and the January deadline is gone.
Prior to that, federal courts in Missouri and Louisiana enjoined the CMS mandate for many of the same reasons. CMS has, consequently, suspended the implementation and enforcement of that mandate.