Skip to comments.Supreme Court Says No Religious Exemption from Covid Vaccination for N.Y. Health Workers
Posted on 12/13/2021 2:53:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court turned down emergency requests by New York healthcare workers for a religious exemption from state requirements to vaccinate against Covid-19. A federal appeals court in New York previously denied the workers’ requests.
The court denied the requests in brief written orders. As is typical for such emergency actions, the majority didn’t explain its thinking. Three conservative justices—Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch—said they would have allowed the exemptions.
In October, the court denied a similar application from Maine healthcare workers seeking exemption from their state’s vaccination requirements, which lower courts had rejected. The same three conservatives dissented.
As in the Maine case, the New York applicants in separate lawsuits argued that they were entitled to a religious exception because state rules exempted a different category of covered workers: individuals who could suffer adverse health consequences, such as an allergic reaction, from the vaccine.
In the New York suits, nurses and other healthcare workers based their refusal to vaccinate on a religious objection to abortion. The workers believe “abortion-derived fetal cell lines” were used in testing, developing or producing the vaccine, one suit said. Neither lower courts nor the state have questioned the workers “sincerity or religiosity,” the brief said.
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Roberts needs to go.
kavenaugh and Barret are proving to be poor choices as well.
No graduate from any Ivy League school can be trusted to protect the Constitution and our Nation as founded ....
Unless your a “protected” religion. Say, Muslim?
The SCOTUS will not save this country. They will knuckle under just like every other “democratic” institution has done. Case in point. At least six of the nine justices are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Pfizer Corp.
We are all disgusted with Roberts but he’s not going anywhere. We are stuck with someone on SCOTUS who possibly is being blackmailed.
(The SCOTUS will not save this country.)
Sure glad we got party boy Kavenaugh and Amy cone-head Barrett in the court.
I kind of liked that First Amendment. May it Rest in Peace.
Blackmailed? He’s a true believer in DC. Closet homo. Leftist. Baby stealer.
He isn’t being blackmailed. Roberts lied to get on the court, and now he laughs at America.
Could that be why the Supreme Court didn't take the case?
SaveFerris :" (The SCOTUS will not save this country.)
Nor will the SCOTUS save jobs or protect ethics in New York State; all this for an experimental biologic injection issued under emergency use authorization.
It matters little the level of your religious belief; the tyranny of the State must be obeyed !
How is this not a violation of the Nuremberg Code, nor a violation of Constitutional Bill of Rights ?
We have been betrayed !
I always expected Kavanaugh to suck - just less than some others suck. I thought Barret would be solid but I swear women who gain power almost ALWAYS use it to support liberalism and big government. Maggie Thatcher was one of the very rare exceptions.
Mandates are not laws but it's not SCOTUS job to bail out idiots who refuse to hold unelected leaders accountable.
Roberts possibly blackmailed.
If this rumor can be proven, can’t someone do it?
Maybe Epstein felt terrible and actually committed suicide rather than have someone find out what he and the justice did with victims during his times with Roberts.
He is there for life and “good behavior.” Someone get the story out.
They need a Real Science exemption.
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