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The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large employers (Picture: Getty Images)

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden’s mandate for large US employers to enforce a coronavirus vaccine-or-testing policy for workers.

In a 6-3 vote on Thursday afternoon, with liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the court delivered a blow to a key piece of the Biden administration’s plan to fight the spread of Covid-19.

‘Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,’ the court stated in its opinion.

‘Requiring the vaccination of 84million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category.’

In their dissent, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor wrote: ‘When we are wise, we know enough to defer on matters like this one. When we are wise, we know not to displace the judgments of experts, acting within the sphere Congress marked out and under Presidential control, to deal with emergency conditions. Today, we are not wise.

‘In the face of a still-raging pandemic, this Court tells the agency charged with protecting worker safety that it may not do so in all the workplaces needed.’

Biden’s mandate to employers would have required workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and provide tests on a weekly basis, with exceptions for workers who do not come in close contact with others or with religious objections. Employers would not have been required to pay for the tests.

The mandate on wearing masks and keeping records partially went into effect on Monday. The Biden administration had stated it would enforce testing starting on February 9.

Also on Thursday, the high court allowed the Biden administration’s mandate requiring health care workers at facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds to be vaccinated. That vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joining the liberal justices.

‘The challenges posed by a global pandemic do not allow a federal agency to exercise power that Congress has not conferred upon it,’ the court said. ‘At the same time, such unprecedented circumstances provide no grounds for limiting the exercise of authorities the agency has long been recognized to have.’

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The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for large employers

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large employers (Picture: Getty Images)

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden’s mandate for large US employers to enforce a coronavirus vaccine-or-testing policy for workers.

In a 6-3 vote on Thursday afternoon, with liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the court delivered a blow to a key piece of the Biden administration’s plan to fight the spread of Covid-19.

‘Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,’ the court stated in its opinion.

‘Requiring the vaccination of 84million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category.’

In their dissent, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor wrote: ‘When we are wise, we know enough to defer on matters like this one. When we are wise, we know not to displace the judgments of experts, acting within the sphere Congress marked out and under Presidential control, to deal with emergency conditions. Today, we are not wise.

‘In the face of a still-raging pandemic, this Court tells the agency charged with protecting worker safety that it may not do so in all the workplaces needed.’

Biden’s mandate to employers would have required workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks and provide tests on a weekly basis, with exceptions for workers who do not come in close contact with others or with religious objections. Employers would not have been required to pay for the tests.

The mandate on wearing masks and keeping records partially went into effect on Monday. The Biden administration had stated it would enforce testing starting on February 9.

Also on Thursday, the high court allowed the Biden administration’s mandate requiring health care workers at facilities receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds to be vaccinated. That vote was 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts Jr and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joining the liberal justices.

‘The challenges posed by a global pandemic do not allow a federal agency to exercise power that Congress has not conferred upon it,’ the court said. ‘At the same time, such unprecedented circumstances provide no grounds for limiting the exercise of authorities the agency has long been recognized to have.’

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]

For more stories like this, check our news page.

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