A Trump Judge Just Ripped Sleepy Joe A New One…

Joe just hit another blow with his unconstitutional vaccine mandates after a federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked Biden’s mandate for federal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown argued that Biden didn’t have the authority to do so “with the stroke of a pen and without input from Congress.”

Last month, a group of federal employees and contractors filed a lawsuit challenging the administration’s mandate that all federal workers be vaccinated against COVID-19.

In December, U.S. District Judge Stanley Baker of the Southern District of Georgia blocked the mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors.

Judge Brown, a nominee of former President Donald Trump, said he was issuing the injunction because federal employees would meet the legal standard of facing “irreparable harm” if they “must choose between violating a mandate of doubtful validity or consenting to an unwanted medical procedure that cannot be undone.”

Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown wrote in relation to the blocking enforcement of the order Friday:

The court notes at the outset that this case is not about whether folks should get vaccinated against COVID-19—the court believes they should. It is not even about the federal government’s power, exercised properly, to mandate vaccination of its employees. It is instead about whether the President can, with the stroke of a pen and without the input of Congress, require millions of federal employees to undergo a medical procedure as a condition of their employment. That, under the current state of the law as just recently expressed by the Supreme Court, is a bridge too far.

Forbes reported:

The Biden administration has issued vaccine mandates pertaining to federal employees, federal contractors, large private businesses, and health care workers.

Of those, only the mandate for health care workers remains in effect after the other three were either blocked or halted in court.

The court said that because COVID-19 is a “universal risk” instead of just a “workplace risk,” the vaccine mandate was outside the purview of “workplace conduct.”

“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 wrote in an unsigned opinion.

Brown said he had used that “same logic”  in his decision halting the mandate for federal employees Friday that Biden “cannot require civilian federal employees to submit to the vaccine as a condition of employment,” in his decision halting the mandate for federal employees Friday.

The Western Journal noted:

However, the same day that the Supreme Court blocked the private business mandate, it allowed the mandate for health care workers to stand. This contrasted lower courts that had blocked it in 24 states, Forbes reported.

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the dissent and said the Biden administration did not have the authority “to force healthcare workers, by coercing their employers, to undergo a medical procedure they do not want and cannot undo.”

As for the mandate for federal contractors, the district judge’s injunction has been appealed. While other legal cases have been brought against the mandate for federal employees, Brown said the arguments in those cases had “fallen short.”

Sources: WesternJournal, Forbes