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When Joe Biden spoke to the nation, revealing that he was set to force private employers to maintain a vaccinated workforce, many rolled their eyes and wondered just how long this sort of government overreach could last.
Well, as it turns out, the answer is about 2 months and a day.
The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing its sweeping vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies, but allowed a vaccine mandate to stand for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments.
The rulings came three days after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency measure started to take effect.
That mandate required that workers at businesses with 100 or more employees must get vaccinated or submit a negative Covid test weekly to enter the workplace. It also required unvaccinated workers to wear masks indoors at work.
The court’s statement was unmistakable.
“Although Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given that agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” the court wrote in an unsigned opinion.
“Requiring the vaccination of 84 million Americans, selected simply because they work for employers with more than 100 employees, certainly falls in the latter category,” the court wrote.
The move was just the latest in a series of major setbacks for President Biden, and comes at a time when his approval rating has nosedived to near-historic levels.
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