A prominent conservative litigator brought a challenge to IU’s vaccine mandate and after it was rejected by an all-Republican panel noted Trotskyist Amy Coney Barrett considered it so frivolous that she didn’t even refer it to the Court of ask IU for a response
I have spent most of my professional career in institutions with vaccine mandates for students and employees, and nobody has ever suggested that they are incompatible with the Constitution of human rights treaties because this would be extremely silly
These challenges are going nowhere because vaccine mandates are a completely banal practice that don’t violate anybody’s rights, and even conservative judges don’t seem interested in their kids getting whooping cough to own the libs prospect.org/justice/even-c…
It is certainly possible that the Supreme Court strikes down Biden’s mandate, but if they do I guarantee that it will be some bullshit nondelegation or federalism argument that applies to this vaccine mandate only without disturbing any of the countless others

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This piece by @SherylNYT does a really good job of explaining how banal are and how previously uncontroversial vaccine mandates they were: nytimes.com/2021/09/12/us/…
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