By Craig Monger

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a court ruling against President Biden’s healthcare-worker vaccine mandate, as a federal court granted his motion to block that mandate.

On Tuesday, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction in the case, which was filed by Attorney General Marshall and attorneys general from 13 other states. The court ruling prohibits the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from implementing the mandate requiring America’s healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.

“President Biden has abandoned persuasion for brute force in launching an unprecedented series of federal mandates aimed at compelling most of the adult population of the United States to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but his unlawful, unconstitutional, and un-American decrees are being met head-on in court by the force of law,” said Attorney General Marshall.

“Today, a federal court blocked a second of Biden’s vaccine mandates. In the conclusion to its ruling, the court noted the dangers that President Biden’s vaccine mandates posed for our republic:

“‘If the separation of powers meant anything to the Constitutional framers, it meant that the three necessary ingredients to deprive a person of liberty or property—the power to make rules, to enforce them, and to judge their violations—could never fall into the same hands. . . . If the Executive branch is allowed to usurp the power of the Legislative branch to make laws, two of the three powers conferred by the Constitution would be in the same hands.

“‘If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency.

“‘During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties.’

“Each of the Biden administration mandates has distinct and severe legal deficiencies that warrant distinct and severe responses from the states,” added Attorney General Marshall.  “This is about so much more than vaccines. It’s about planting a flag to say that enough is enough. The federal government’s power is not boundless, but if we are not vigilant to fight here and now, there will be no going back.”

The Attorney General joined colleagues from Louisiana, Montana, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia in bringing this successful action.

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