Skip to comments.Court: Air Force Cannot Discharge Troops Who Filed for Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandate
Posted on 07/14/2022 11:53:13 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
A District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Thursday morning issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Air Force from enforcing the vaccine mandate against any airman who has filed a request for a religious accommodation, according to court documents.
Judge Matthew W. McFarland granted a motion brought by airmen to extend a court order from March that prohibited the Air Force from disciplining or separating plaintiffs fighting the mandate based on their religious beliefs to all airmen who filed requests for religious accommodation as a “class.”
The court order is a temporary restraining order (TRO), which is an emergency measure to preserve the status quo for up to 14 days while the judge is considering granting a preliminary injunction (PI), which would in turn last through the entire litigation process. If the judge continues to believe that the mandate is illegal, then the court will convert the TRO to a PI at the end of that window, effectively protecting all of these service members while the Biden administration appeals the decision to the Sixth Circuit appellate court.
The court granted the plaintiffs’ further motion on Thursday to treat all airmen who filed religious accommodation requests as a “class.”
“For the reasons, that follow, Plaintiffs have satisfied the Rule 23(a) prerequisites, as well as Rule 23(b)(1)(a) and Rule 23(b)(2). Thus, class certification is warranted,” the court order said.
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nominated to the court by President Donald Trump
The National Gardsmen need to file suit as well.
A win for the good people!
They want a Praetorian Guard of sheeple.
The Left infiltrates EVERY right-leaning establishment in order to rot it from the inside. They've accomplished much with the church, Boy Scouts, and the Republican Party itself.
I read somewhere that military recruitment was at <40% of target.
It seems that making war on your own soldiers is a stupid policy while trying to confront Russia, Iran, China, etc...
Good. But no one should be required to take an experiment drug - see Nuremburg 1945.
Sort of a win. But you don’t sue the military, win, and enjoy a successful career afterward. The army may have to keep them, but will surely retaliate by denying promotions and/or giving them orders to hell holes.
Anyone faced with discharge needs to get out ASAP. They can't trust their senior "leaders". I wouldn't trust the military to add mRNA into any shots they dispensed going forward.
(no one should be required to take an experimental drug)
“I read somewhere that military recruitment was at <40% of target.
It seems that making war on your own soldiers is a stupid policy while trying to confront Russia, Iran, China, etc...”
The idiots in charge must think the Chinese wouldn’t put a bullet behind their ear if they could do so.
Yup. An unaccompanied tour can ruin a marriage.
Oh so they just want WHITE PILOTS is it now?-)
How come the Judicial Branch never seems to realize the Executive Branch handles enforcement? Will the DOJ send US Marshalls storming into USAF Bases to what, force Airmen to go back to work?
That's why I got out. I was assigned to the Readiness Command Headquarters (what became United States Strike Command) building Tech Control Facility at MacDill AFB in Tampa. We all had TS Clearance and every Staff Sgt that anyone could remember going back for several years were posted to unaccompanied remote tours in the mountains near Diyarbakir, Turkey. It was as if they didn't want any of us who knew things to be around anyone in the real world.
Pirinçlik Air Base
In 1970, the name Diyarbakir Air Station was changed to that of Pirinçlik, the name of the small village 30 km west of Diyarbakir where the unit was actually located.
Pirinçlik Air Station was a remote site, where personnel lived in Quonset hut dorms, had one club for socialization, could not leave the base at night, and had few shopping or entertainment opportunities other than an occasional temporary duty to İncirlik. This site was so small that the perimeter fence was practically visible from anywhere on station. The staff consisted of 150 airmen which included 30+ officers, 120 American civilian contractors, and nearly 300 Turkish military and civilians.
I wanted to stay married. My wife and I just made 48 years together a couple of weeks ago.
But it does not prohibit a letter of reprimand to their file which results in a standard discharge, the equivalent of that given to those convicted of rape and other crimes.
It also does not prohibit taking them off of flying status as punitive punishment as a matter of retribution for the commanders not getting all green lights on their goals and objectives.
It also does not prohibit the chain of command from ruining otherwise spotless and promising careers and blocking advancement. Again, as retribution.
I wouldn’t work for the pricks.
Exactly. However, they have these people under contract. Getting out isn’t just easy. They get to keep you, like in jail or under house arrest and torment you.
The only thing uniform about the UCMJ is how uniformly it favors the command. You have no rights to speak of in the military. That is one of the reasons I told them to take a hike nearly 50 years ago. I’m no good at following mindless orders given by lower life forms.
I know of another case where a woman in the Navy quit after 16 years. Got hit for an unaccompanied tour to Afghanistan. Got pregnant, instead.
Watch Biden order them to do it anyway.
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