AG Marshall continues to fight to permanently block federal contractor Biden’s vaccine mandate – Elmore-Autauga News



(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a brief in support of a Kentucky-led lawsuit seeking to permanently end President Biden’s mandate that federal contractors and their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 19.

“On Dec. 7, a federal district court granted the state of Alabama’s motion to enjoin President Biden’s federal contractor vaccine warrant,” Attorney General Marshall said. “Meanwhile, the Biden administration continues to fight in court to lift the injunction and impose this ill-conceived and illegal mandate on millions of federal contractors and their employees. In response, I joined other attorneys general in supporting Kentucky’s lawsuit to permanently block Biden’s term.

Attorney General Marshall and his colleagues from 20 other states filed an amicus judicial brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on March 9. The brief highlights the fact that President Biden’s executive order mandating vaccines on federal contractors represents an unauthorized exercise of regulatory power. . The President’s authority in this case is limited to “prescribing policies and guidelines” – he cannot issue procurement regulations. In the Executive Order, President Biden illegally delegated authority to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and a White House task force, away from the entity created by Congress to establish such regulations on procurement.

Furthermore, the brief argues that the president failed to show that the mandate promotes economy and efficiency. The brief states, “Neither the executive order nor any subsequent agency action” identifies any instances in which absenteeism attributable to COVID-19 among contractor employees has resulted in delayed supply or increased costs. costs.” . . . Moreover, a vague interest in preventing “absenteeism” among federal contractors per se is not sufficiently tied to general government procurement policies to warrant such a “drastic public health requirement, invasive and unprecedented unilaterally imposed by President Biden”.

Finally, the brief argues that “the impugned actions are aimed at regulating public health, not improving the effectiveness of contracts, which makes the actions blatantly pretextual.”

Attorney General Marshall joined the attorneys general of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and West Virginia in filing of the brief of friend.


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