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First on Granthshala a conservative legal group Founded by Stephen Miller, a former Trump adviser The federal employee is suing the Biden administration on behalf of the 20-year-old Navy employee over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

By November 22, more than 3.5 million federal employees had to provide proof to their employers that they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption under the president’s September executive order.


America First Legal (AFL) vice president and general counsel Gene Hamilton told Granthshala, “The ends always justify the means for the Biden administration — even if it means having no legitimate right, or acting directly against the law.” Is.” News in a statement.

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Hamilton continued: “President Biden is not a king, his administration is not a royal court, and he has no inherent right to act in this tyrannical manner and interfere with the rights of all federal employees. This matter not only There’s a righteous fight for us, the customer, but for all federal employees, and for the separation of powers.”

95% of federal workforce is in compliance with Biden vaccine requirement: Senior administration official

The lawsuit, filed Monday on behalf of Jason Payne, argues that the mandate is illegal and unconstitutional. It also said that Payne has natural immunity to COVID-19 after contracting and recovering from the virus in 2020. Payne “denies” to receive the vaccine. As a result, he is promised that he will lose his job, according to the lawsuit.

Hamilton said in an interview with Granthshala News, “No matter how much a president wants to attack certain specific problems…” and in our federal system of government, this is not the case where the federal government has authority unless Congress does not act otherwise. So … his entire high federal employee vaccination mandate executive order is built on a deck of cards.”

A midshipman uses a sanitizing wipe to clean his desk before the start of leadership class at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, FILE)

A senior administration official told Granthshala News on Monday that 95% of the federal workforce is in compliance with the vaccine requirement.

However, there are “still hundreds of thousands of workers” who fall within that remaining 5% “who have not been vaccinated nationwide.”

“It’s still a very, very big deal because it involves a huge number of federal employees and also because this is an area where the Biden administration below the president has acted completely against the law because they wanted to.” There are results,” Hamilton said.

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Payne is still employed but understands that under the office’s guidance, he may still be terminated under Biden’s executive order.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the new vaccine on November 4. Rule Some US employers require that all of their employees be either completely Vaccination Subject to weekly testing and wearing of masks by or until 4 January.

On November 12, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered OSHA “not to take any steps to enforce or enforce the mandate until further court orders.” The decision was the first development in what was expected to be a protracted legal battle over the validity of the mandate.

This photo shows a vial of Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 in Seattle.  (AP photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

In addition, a federal judicial panel assigned Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to handle more than 30 cases filed across the country challenging the mandate.

The Justice Department on Tuesday asked the Sixth Circuit to lift the current stay and restore vaccine mandates for businesses with more than 100 employees.

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there has been 771,576 deaths Because of the virus since the pandemic began, however, that number is currently trending downward. Since January 1 this year, 386,233 people have died due to this virus, compared to 385,343 people died last year. About 60% of the US population is fully vaccinated.

Granthshala News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.