U.S. District Judge Stan Baker issued a stay Tuesday to ban enforcement of that mandate, The Associated Press reported in a story that said Baker found the plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their legal claim Biden and the executive branch are exceeding the authorization from Congress.
The plaintiffs in that case are seven states -- Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia --- as well as numerous companies with federal contracts that are represented in the lawsuit by the trade group Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
"Once again, the Biden administration is told by a federal judge that it cannot bully workers into getting COVID-19 vaccines," Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, said of the Tuesday ruling. “Americans have the right to make their own decisions about their health."
"It's a great development. The Biden vaccine mandates are unlawful," attorney Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, says of the Tuesday ruling. “All of the federal courts -- including the court of appeals that has already addressed this -- is clearly saying that these are unlawful acts by Joe Biden."
"The Department of Justice will vigorously defend this in court but we know it works," Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said of Tuesday’s ruling. "That's why the President and the administration will continue pressing forward."
Despite that vow on “pressing forward,” the Biden administration has witnessed numerous courts block unconstitutional demands that affect approximately 80 million Americans, from doctors and nurses to retail workers and factory workers.
According to the AP story’s summary of legal fights, the wire service said “all three of Biden’s broad vaccine mandates affecting the private sector have been put on hold by courts.”