Several non-vaccinated civil servants, including active-duty military members, who were named illegal in the lawsuit challenging the president’s vaccination mandate, were granted a temporary restraining order by a federal judge in Washington on Thursday.
The plaintiffs are requesting a religious exemption from the Biden vaccination requirement for federal employees, which was originally officially announced on September 9th.
As reported by Fox News, District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that none of the civilian employee plaintiffs would be subject to discipline while their request for a religious exemption was pending.
Moreover, according to Judge Kollar-Kotelly’s ruling, Kotelly’s active duty military plaintiffs whose religious exemptions were denied petitions will not be penalized or separated while their appeals are pending.
Jenna Ellis, a political journalist and lawyer, shared the decision on Twitter on Thursday: “This is a wonderful development by the DC District Court in the stand for OUR RIGHTS against the unconstitutional vaccine mandates,” she said.
BREAK: @Yoder_Esq with a BIG WIN in Church v. Biden.
(Yes, this is the actual caption. For those who play along, 1:21-cv-2815)
This is a wonderful development of the DC District Court in the position for OUR RIGHTS against the unconstitutional vaccine mandates. pic.twitter.com/kWus7XQ4pp
– Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) 28 October 2021
As reported by Fox News, “the court also ordered the defendants in the Biden administration to file an additional notice on Friday afternoon, indicating whether they would agree that no plaintiff would be penalized or fired until the court’s ruling.”
Plaintiffs’ attorney Mike Yoder followed up with a statement similar to Biden’s. According to his tweet, “I will immediately file a lawsuit against [Joe Biden] regarding his [overboard] & unconstitutional vaccine mandate. ”
On top of that, Yoder said that “Your executive order may not be about freedom, but this lawsuit is sure as hell.”
I will immediately file a case against @JoeBiden regarding his overarching & unconstitutional vaccine mandate.
Your executive order may not be about freedom, but this lawsuit is certainly
– Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esq) 9 September 2021
The day before he was granted a temporary restraining order in his favor, Yoder posted on the Internet about the mandate.
According to him: “Under Biden, the exercise of your religious freedoms will be dismissed for you, for reason and you will lose your benefits,” he wrote. “But if you insult yourself like the FBI’s Andy McCabe, you’ll get a pension, $ 200,000 in repayment and $ 500,000 in attorney’s fees.”
“The agreement does not change the findings of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz that McCabe lied to investigators on three occasions; it simply eliminates all consequences of doing so. ” wrote The Hill in an op-ed last month.
Under Biden, the exercise of your religious freedoms will be dismissed for a cause, and you will lose your benefits.
But if you insult yourself like the FBI’s Andy McCabe, you get a pension, $ 200,000 in repayment, and $ 500,000 in attorney’s fees.
– Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esq) 27 October 2021
As President Joe Biden said in September, mandatory immunization and testing, as well as mask restrictions, affect not only government employees but also numerous private companies.
As The Daily Wire noted at the time, “Companies with at least 100 employees must require their employees to be vaccinated or subject to weekly COVID-19 tests under a new Biden administration plan to combat the coronavirus and encourage vaccination. . ” “President Joe Biden is scheduled to set out a revised federal strategy to address COVID-19, which includes far more intrusive regulations and restrictions than the federal government has introduced so far. Part of Biden’s six-point plan involves suppressing more than 100 employee companies to pressure their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Labor intends to release an interim emergency standard “within a few weeks” which will implement the new requirement, which will cover 80 million workers in the private sector.… Businesses that do not comply may face fines of up to $ 14,000 per offense, [officials] said.”
Particularly noteworthy is the fact that Daily Wire co – founder and co-CEO Jeremy Boreing responded immediately via Twitter to the announcement, saying he would not comply with Biden’s demands.