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Kentucky’s Attorney General on Tuesday won a preliminary court order to block President Joe Biden coronavirus Vaccination mandates for contractors and subcontractors of the federal government.

US District Judge Gregory F. The preliminary injunction issued by Van Tetenhove prevents the mandate from taking effect in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio.

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Daniel Cameron, the Republican attorney general for Kentucky, said in a statement, “This is an important decision because it gives Kentuckians immediate relief from the federal government’s need for vaccines that either contract with the federal government or for a federal contractor.” work.”

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Ohio and Tennessee joined in filing the lawsuit, which claims the vaccination requirement is illegal and unconstitutional. The mandate requiring employees of federal contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is set to take effect Jan.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron stands on stage in an empty Mellon Auditorium as he addresses the Republican National Convention on August 25, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Van Tetenhove wrote, “It is not a matter of whether vaccines are effective or not. They are.” “Nor is it the case that government, at some level, and in certain circumstances, may require citizens to receive vaccines. It can.

“The question posed here is narrow,” he said. “Can the president use Congress’s delegated authority to manage federal procurement of goods and services to vaccinate federal contractors and employees of subcontractors? In all likelihood, the answer to that question is no.”