Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Monday filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. “This sweeping mandate is a part of the President’s unconstitutional efforts to revitalize his flagging vaccination campaign at the cost of individual liberty,” Paxton’s office said in a release. The 32-page motion (pdf) argues that Biden implemented his vaccine mandate for federal contractors “under the pretense of increasing efficiency and economy in federal contracting,” and in doing so, is forcing individuals to “choose between their fundamental constitutional rights and their livelihoods.” “President Biden’s vaccine campaign is intended to ‘affect almost every aspect of society’ and his weaponization of the administrative state against federal contractors is an unprecedented overreach,” it adds. The White House announced late September that millions of federal contractors must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by a Dec. 8 deadline. The guidance …

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