A federal appeals court ruled in favor of a ban on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contract workers in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee on Thursday.
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the injunction in a 2 to 1 ruling that agreed with the lawsuit’s claim that the vaccine requirement was unconstitutional.
NEW: A federal appeals court has declined to lift a ban in Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio on President Joe Biden’s #COVID19 vaccine mandate for workers who contract with the federal government. https://t.co/QWLL17lnU4
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) January 6, 2022
“This ensures, while the case continues to proceed, that federal contractors in Kentucky aren’t subject to the Biden Administration’s unlawful mandate,” Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in a statement, according to Breitbart News.
The ruling only applies to the three states involved in the legal dispute.
The lawsuit is among several legal cases challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The mandate had been set to take effect this week.
NEW: A federal appeals court has declined to lift a ban in three states, including Tennessee, on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers who contract with the federal government.
— WTVC NewsChannel 9 (@newschannelnine) January 6, 2022
It is uncertain whether the Biden administration will appeal the decision. The case may have an impact on related cases as well, as more Americans push back against the government overreach.