Fourth Injunction Issued Against Biden Mandates
A U.S. District Judge in Kentucky ordered a preliminary injunction Tuesday that prevents the enforcement of President Joe Biden’s federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
“Today, a federal court halted the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors,” Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said. “This is a significant ruling because it gives immediate relief from the federal government’s vaccine requirement to Kentuckians who either contract with the federal government or work for a federal contractor.”
The Judge noted:
“The question presented here is narrow. Can the president use congressionally delegated authority to manage the federal procurement of goods and services to impose vaccines on the employees of federal contractors and subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no,” he said.
Importantly, the judge suggested that the Federal Government may not have the power to force vaccine mandates under any circumstances. The judge noted that these types of powers generally belong to the States under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution. The judge did not decide that issue since, in granting a temporary injunction (i.e. an injunction pending the completion of the litigation), the court only has to decide if the Plaintiff will probably win the suit at the end of the litigation.