The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay last Saturday of the requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration that those workers be vaccinated by Jan. 4 or face mask requirements and weekly tests.
Lawyers for the Justice and Labor departments filed a response Monday in which they said stopping the mandate from taking effect will only prolong the COVID-19 pandemic and would “cost dozens or even hundreds of lives per day.”
But the appeals court rejected that argument Friday. Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt wrote that the stay “is firmly in the public interest.”
At least 27 states have filed legal challenges in at least six federal appeals courts after OSHA released its rules on Nov. 4.
“From economic uncertainty to workplace strife, the mere specter of the Mandate has contributed to untold economic upheaval in recent months.” – Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt
The federal government said in its court filings Monday that the cases should be consolidated and that one of the circuit courts where a legal challenge has been filed should be chosen at random on Nov. 16 to hear it.
Administration lawyers said there is no reason to keep the vaccine mandate on hold while the court where the cases ultimately land remains undetermined.
‘Let’s Go Brandon’ slogans and profane political flags proliferate across county
Mike Argento, Nov 11, 2021
York Daily Record – Charles Franklin “Peepaw” Beaverson passed away on Nov. 2, Election Day, at the age of 74.
He had worked at Campbell Chain/Apex Tools for 45 years until his retirement. He belonged to the Kreutz Creek VFW and enjoyed attending the monthly cruise nights held by the Motor Menders Rod and Custom Car Club at the Markets at Shrewsbury. He had two daughters, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
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At the end of his obituary, after his family suggests memorial contributions to Great Rewards Ministries in Red Lion, was this:
To those who haven’t been paying attention — or as one veteran Republican ad maker told the Associated Press, have been “living in a cave” — it might seem cryptic. Who is Brandon? And where is he going?
Those in on it know what it means. “Let’s Go Brandon” has become conservative code, a kind of not-so-secret handshake, for another three-word phrase: “F— Joe Biden.” Why it was in Beaverson’s obituary is not known. His family declined to discuss it … READ MORE.