A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Joe Biden’s vaccine requirement for federal contractors nationwide.
Judge Stan Baker in the US Court for the Southern District of Georgia, a Trump appointee, issued a preliminary injunction against Biden’s vaccine mandate.
The lawsuit, brought by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster along with other Republican attorneys general, argued Biden’s vaccine mandate violated the 10th Amendment.
The lawsuit also argued Biden’s vaccine mandate is unconstitutional because only Congress is allowed to make rules.
Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Utah and West Virginia attorneys general joined the lawsuit.
“Abuse of power by the Biden administration has been stopped cold again. The rule of law has prevailed and liberty is protected. When the president oversteps his authority the law is thankfully there to halt his misuse of power,” SC AG Wilson said.
🚨🚨 BREAKING 🚨🚨
A federal judge has again blocked the vaccine requirement, this time for federal contractors NATIONWIDE. This is the third time courts have agreed with our lawsuit and blocked vaccine mandates imposed by the Biden administration. pic.twitter.com/X66mDBmM71
— Alan Wilson (@AGAlanWilson) December 7, 2021
Last week a Trump-appointed judge blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.