Supreme Court Agrees To Make Ruling On Joe Biden Mandates

( On Friday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on President Biden’s OSHA vaccine-or-test mandate for employers with over 100 workers and the regulation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring vaccinations for all health care workers.

And last Thursday, the Biden administration submitted its brief to the Court pleading that the vaccine mandates remain in place especially in light of the milder Omicron variant which the administration called a “grave” danger to workers.

In the administration’s filing, Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar wrote that delaying the enforcement of the vaccine mandate would “likely cost many lives per day” and result in “large numbers of hospitalizations and other serious health effects.” Prelogar argued that this amounts to a “confluence of harms of the highest order.”

The Solicitor General also claimed that there is “extensive evidence” of COVID transmission in the workplace. With workplaces reopened and the emergence of the Delta and Omicron variants, “the danger to workers is not just grave, but worsening,” Prelogar wrote.

Therefore, she concludes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration must act to implement the mandate because of the “dire threat to public health.”

Prelogar claims that OSHA has the authority to impose a vaccine mandate because COVID is both “a physically harmful agent and a new hazard.”

You know, like asbestos.

Of course, the problem in this scenario is that OSHA wants to treat the unvaccinated as the “harmful agent” and “new hazard,” not the virus itself.

This is one of the points attorney Harmeet Dhillon made in a recent interview on Fox News. Dhillon is representing conservative news outlet The Daily Wire in its lawsuit against the OSHA mandate and will be presenting her case to the Supreme Court.

Watch her interview:

Also on Thursday, a group of 183 Republican lawmakers filed a “friend of the court” brief with the Supreme Court. In their brief, the lawmakers argue that the Justices must block the OSHA mandate because Congress has never given the agency the authority to control the personal healthcare decisions of employees.