The U.S. Supreme Court has failed freedom-loving Americans.
Democratic Governor Janet Mills of Maine is forcing healthcare workers to receive the coronavirus vaccine or be fired.
The requirement lacks a religious exemption, which triggered a lawsuit by The Liberty Counsel.
The lawsuit represented more than 2,000 health care workers who don’t want to be forced to be vaccinated.
After a federal judge in Maine declined to stop the mandate, it prompted a flurry of appeals.
For a second time, the case went to the Supreme Court.
In its ruling, the Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from healthcare workers in Maine to block a vaccine mandate.
“Three conservative justices noted their dissents,” the AP noted.
The state does not offer a religious exemption to hospital and nursing home workers who risk losing their jobs if they are not vaccinated.
New York and Rhode Island also have vaccine mandates for healthcare workers that lack religious exemptions.
“Both are the subject of court fights and a court has allowed workers in New York to seek religious exemptions while the lawsuit plays out,” the AP notes.
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“Dozens of health care workers have opted to quit, and a hospital in Maine’s second-largest city already curtailed some admissions because of an ‘acute shortage’ of nurses,” the AP noted.
Justice Gorsuch dissented with the court’s ruling.
“Healthcare workers who have served on the front line of a pandemic for the last 18 months are now being fired and their practices shuttered,” wrote Gorsuch, joined by the two other dissenters. “All for adhering to their constitutionally protected religious beliefs. Their plight is worthy of our attention. I would grant relief.”
However, Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, two Trump-appointed justices, wrote an opinion concurring in the court’s denial.
There is no “public health” justification to force workers to take vaccines for the Covid virus. Employers and the government are ignoring natural immunity, as well as the latest research that shows that vaccinated people spread the Covid “Delta variant” as much or more than unvaccinated people.