U.S. District judge Gregory Van Tatenhove in Frankfort Kentucky blocked the administration from enforcing a mandate that would force government contractors or employees of government contractors to get vaccinated.
The challenge is only one of more than 13 challenges brought against the administrations mandates.
Doughty’s ruling applied nationwide, except in 10 states where the CMS was already prevented from enforcing the rule due to a prior order from a federal judge in St. Louis.
Doughty in his opinion wrote, “There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million healthcare workers is something that should be done by Congress, not a government agency,”
He pointedly got at the fact that the administration or any government agency lacked the authority to issue a vaccine mandate that would have far reaching implications forcing millions of healthcare workers nationwide to get the vaccine against their own moral or religious beliefs violating the constitution of the United States.
Biden has refused to comment on the string of court losses over what some are calling dictatorial mandates.