Donald Trump appointed three justices to the Supreme Court that conservatives figured would deliver a series of major wins.
But Trump got some bad news.
And the Supreme Court crushed Donald Trump with this legal defeat.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer rejected a legal challenge brought by the conservative group Liberty Counsel on behalf of 2,000 Christian healthcare workers in Maine.
Maine’s Democrat Governor Janet Mills imposed an authoritarian vaccine mandate for health care workers that did not provide for a religious exemption.
Liberty Counsel cited past Supreme Court precedents – including a recent case where the court ruled against Andrew Cuomo’s church shutdowns – that the government could not treat religious liberty harsher than secular institutions.
“Here, Maine has plainly singled out religious employees who decline vaccination for especially harsh treatment (i.e., depriving them from earning a living anywhere in the State), while favoring employees declining vaccination for secular, medical reasons. Under the Tandon, South Bay, and Catholic Diocese triumvirate, Government Defendants’ discriminatory treatment of unvaccinated religious employees violates the First Amendment. Under the prior version of Maine’s immunization exemption requirements, Maine allowed for (a) medical exemptions, and (b) exemptions for any employee who ‘states in writing an opposition to immunization because of a sincerely held religious belief,’” the lawsuit read.
The lawsuit also argued that since the vaccine mandate did not allow for a religious exemption it violated the First Amendment.
Justice Breyer rejected the case out of hand as Maine is one of the states under his circuit court purview.
Breyer’s rejection suggested there were not even four votes among the conservative justices to hear arguments on the case.
Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejected a similar lawsuit brought by University of Indiana students arguing the school’s vaccine mandate was unconstitutional.
This decision will not please Donald Trump who states every chance he gets that there should be no vaccine mandate and individuals should retain their freedom to make their own medical decisions.
“I’m very proud of it. I saved millions of lives — but people have to have their freedoms,” Trump said in an interview with Virginia radio host John Fredericks.
Joe Biden’s pushing vaccine mandates as a form of social control.
Biden illogically argues that the vaccines are safe and effective, but that the vaccinated require protection from the unvaccinated.
Anyone vaccinated receives protection so it doesn’t matter if someone else chooses to not take the vaccine because they have natural immunity or it violates their deeply held religious beliefs.
But the Supreme Court – much to Trump supporters’ chagrin – ducked these vaccine mandate cases and appears willing to allow tyrannical elected officials and their public health dictators to force Americans to choose between taking a shot they may not want or need and keeping their job.
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