Students call out school's unlawful coercion

Students call out school's unlawful coercion

Students call out school's unlawful coercion

A defender of civil liberties says eight University of Indiana students were right to file a lawsuit in federal court against their school's board of trustees over the COVID vaccine mandate.

According to The Epoch Times, the lawsuit states that the students are at extremely low risk of contracting COVID. They contend the mandate violates the 14th Amendment.

Brad Dacus of the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties, explains it is unlawful to compel anyone to receive a vaccine.

"This effective requirement by Indiana University qualifies … easily as coercion," he asserts.

Dacus says requiring students and staff to show proof of immunization as a condition of attendance or employment also violates a new state law.

Dacus, Brad (PJI) Dacus

"They are setting themselves up for tremendous liability in the form of lawsuits from faculty," the PJI president warns. "I'm confident that there will be a good many faculty who will likely seriously consider such litigation."

The university has now revised their policy and no longer requires proof of vaccinations, The Epoch Times reports.

This type of overreach is not confined to Indiana. One News Now recently reported on Young America's Foundation's issue with Emory and Henry College's plan to identify all of its COVID-vaccinated students in order to promote a "safe return" to campus in the fall. The conservative organization has called out the college for "virtue signaling" and violating the medical privacy of its own students. Also earlier this month, a patients' rights advocate applauded Jeff Landry, Louisiana's attorney general, for pushing back on a demand for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations at LSU.