A US federal court has suspended the vaccination obligation introduced by President Joe Biden for employees of companies with more than 100 people.
A US federal court on Saturday suspended the obligation of vaccination introduced by President Joe Biden for employees of companies with more than 100 people so that there is an analysis of possible constitutional problems.
The US president’s measure forces millions of workers to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by January 4th, under penalty of being subjected to frequent tests.
Despite having been announced in September, the measure was only adopted this week by the executive and immediately challenged in court by the state of Texas, controlled by Republicans who oppose any obligation of vaccination to fight the pandemic. Several other states, controlled by the Republican Party, have also filed lawsuits against the measure.
The Louisiana court’s decision represents a setback for Joe Biden, just after the US President achieved a victory in Congress, with the approval of his infrastructure investment plan, after tough negotiations.
The federal court that issued the suspension decision justifies it considering that the plaintiffs have given “arguments that suggest that there are serious constitutional and procedural problems” in the government’s text, requiring further analysis of the same.
“We will be able to challenge in court Biden’s unconstitutional abuse of power,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a Twitter message on Twitter.
Source: with agencies