AG Rokita Wins at Supreme Court on OSHA mandate

Friday, January 14th, 2022 7:45am

By Office of the Indiana Attorney General, news release

The court blocked an OSHA rule requiring vaccination or weekly testing of workers at large employers.

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INDIANAPOLIS - Even while celebrating one Supreme Court victory, Attorney General Todd Rokita vowed to continue fighting President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates following today’s rulings on two of the mandates.

The court blocked an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule requiring vaccination or weekly testing of workers at large employers. In a separate decision, it allowed another rule imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring vaccination of all staff at all Medicare and Medicaid providers.

“The court quite correctly discerned the intrusive federal overreach of the OSHA rule,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Now, we must continue our legal efforts to protect Hoosiers’ liberties from all the other draconian edicts unleashed by the Biden administration.”  

Attorney General Rokita’s lawsuit challenging the OSHA vaccine mandate was consolidated with other similar suits considered by the Supreme Court. Attorney General Rokita also filed suit to stop the CMS rule.

Beyond the two mandates addressed today, Attorney General Rokita also has filed lawsuits over 1) a vaccine mandate for federal contractors and 2) a mandate requiring masks for children as young as 2 years old and vaccines for staff and volunteers at childcare programs receiving Head Start funds.

“The fight for liberty never stops,” Attorney General Rokita said. “So we will keep working to overcome the Left’s determination to deprive Hoosiers of their rights to make their own personal health decisions.”

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