A US federal appeals court has issued a stay on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates for employers, freezing the requirement over constitutional concerns.
Biden’s mandate says companies with 100 or more employees must require their workers either get the Covid-19 vaccine or tested weekly. Numerous Republican states and companies, such as conservative outlet Daily Wire, have already presented legal challenges to Biden’s controversial mandate before the the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stepped in.
The court put a hold on the mandate on Saturday before its January deadline over “grave statutory and constitutional concerns.”
The petition to the appeals court came from businesses and multiple states, including Texas.
“Emergency hearings will take place soon,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted about the decision after his state’s attorney general celebrated the temporary victory over the federal mandate. “We will have our day in court to strike down Biden’s unconstitutional abuse of authority.”