SCOTUS set to hear vaccine mandate arguments today

January 7, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hold a special session today to hear oral arguments regarding President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers with 100 or more employees.

The mandate, requires coronavirus vaccines or mandatory weekly testing for the unvaccinated, has faced multiple legal challenges since it was announced in October. Opinions in the lower courts to-date have been mixed, with the Fifth and Sixth Circuits issuing conflicting rulings. The mandate has been on hold since Nov. 6, when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency motion to temporarily stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s rule’s enforcement.