This week a Court judge of the U.S. District announced a restraining order prohibiting the Biden administration from firing both active-duty military plaintiffs and civilians who started lawsuits over religious exclusions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
According to a tweet by a well-known lawyer, Jenna Ellis, District of Columbia Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly declared that none of the civilian employee plaintiffs are going to be subjected to discipline during the time the religious exemption is pending.
The judge underlined that active-duty military plaintiffs whose religious exemptions were denied would not be disciplined while the appeals were pending.
At one point Biden had suggested that those who don’t get vaccinated will pay the price, but it wasn’t very clear where he was going with that.
The defendants in the Biden administration have been ordered to file a supplemental notice by noon Friday. The document was supposed to determine whether the administration agrees that no plaintiffs should be disciplined or fired while waiting for the court’s ruling.
According to a Fox News report, the order is the result of twenty plaintiffs suing the Biden administration over handling the religious exemptions for federal employees.
In a statement to Fox News, plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Yoder noted that the combination of unprecedented attitude toward the law and ineptitude at fundamental constitutional contours might pose a threat to American liberty. Yoder ends by saying that the Constitution needs to be reread instead of rewritten.
States and governors are also taking action against vaccine mandates that they believe are unconstitutional.
The state of Florida and Gov. Ron DeSantis sued Biden, NASA, and other government agencies on Thursday over the “unlawful” COVID-19 vaccine decree. The mandate requires federal contractors to be vaccinated.
On Wednesday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem declared an executive order allowing state employees to claim medical or religious exemptions from Biden’s federal vaccine mandate.
Noem said her order would protect citizens’ rights to medical and religious exemptions from any federal vaccine mandates.