This Friday, January 7th, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a special session concerning federal policy pertaining to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
What are the specifics to this case, who will be impacted and what are the implications for the nation?
Returning to Crosstalk to look at this issue was Mat Staver. Mat is the founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel. Mat is a constitutional attorney with over 230 published legal opinions, has authored 8 scholarly law review publications and 10 books. He’s filed numerous briefs and argued in many federal and state courts. He has also argued two landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
According to Mat, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking 4 cases for review and hearing the arguments on Friday. These cases fall into 2 categories all stemming from President Biden’s mandates. One concerns the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). This case involves a vaccine mandate on employers that have 100 or more employees. The other deals with recipients that have Medicaid and Medicare funding. This covers healthcare workers and assisted living facilities.
These cases are interesting because as Jim noted, President Biden once said he didn’t have the authority to issue federal mandates. So the utilization of OSHA appears to be the president’s attempt at an “end around” by using a federal agency to force a mandate upon employers.
Mat’s on the front lines of the battle, so when you review this broadcast you’ll hear him as he combs through this issue, explaining all the legal nuances and details in a way that listeners can understand.