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Supreme Court to hear challenges to vaccine mandates in early January

(The Hill) – The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the Biden administration’s vaccine authorizations next month, judges announced Wednesday night, setting an expedited schedule. quickly for cases.

In a pair of orders issued Wednesday, the court said it would hear oral arguments on January 7 about President Biden’s mandate to test or vaccinate major employers and regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that require vaccines for health care. workers.

In scheduling accelerated times for cases, the Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether to block the new regulations until after hearing the challenges.

Both go into effect in January.

The lower courts have split both rules, leaving the Supreme Court feeling urgent to intervene.

Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a regulation requiring companies with more than 100 employees to require their employees to be vaccinated against covid-19 or get tested regularly. and take other measures to combat the spread of the virus.

The CMS rule requires virtually every healthcare worker in the country to be immunized.

Each new regulation poses a set of challenges, which will be reinforced in oral debates next month.

The announcement comes as reported COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the country, although recent cases believed to be linked to the omicron variant have so far shown milder levels. compared with previous repeats of the virus, according to preliminary studies.

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