Judge Temporarily Halts Firings for Vaccine Mandate Violations,,Deadline Looms for Unvaccinated Air Force
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., Deadline Looms for Unvaccinated Air Force on Thursday issued a temporary restraining order that prevents the Biden administration from firing active-duty military personnel and civilian federal employees while their requests for religious exemptions from vaccine mandates are being considered or appealed, Fox News reported.
U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled after 20 people sued Biden over his Sept. 9 executive order mandating vaccinations for federal employees.
NYC Vaccine Mandate Upheld in Court,Deadline Looms for Unvaccinated Air Force
A judge has rejected a request from the New York City police union that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate be put on hold, CBS News reported.
De Blasio’s order says all city employees, including first responders, need to be fully vaccinated by Friday or else they could face disciplinary action, including dismissal from their jobs.
The Police Benevolent Association requested a temporary restraining order, saying the city policy doesn’t provide sufficient religious or medical exemptions and doesn’t give unvaccinated officers enough time to apply for exemptions, CBS News said.
In a statement, Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch said the ruling “sets up the city for a real crisis” because it will result in fewer officers being available to work.