In a series of dramatic judicial confrontations, the Supreme Court has given President Joe Biden setback after loss. A COVID-19 vaccine requirement that would have affected a large number of companies was just declined, and it may be the administration’s most devastating setback yet.
OSHA’s vaccine requirement for enterprises with more than 100 workers has been halted by the Supreme Court on Thursday. The COVID-19 OSHA requirement was one of Biden’s trademark policies, which he had been promoting for months against conservative opposition.
Conservative justices, Justice Roberts and Justice Kavanaugh, supported their liberal peers and permitted the healthcare worker mandate to take effect, even though they were only one vote away from eliminating it.
However, Biden’s inability to achieve his much-touted vaccination requirement for employers was merely the latest loss before the Supreme Court.
Three liberal-leaning justices in the Supreme Court dissenting in August 2021 overturned Vice President Biden’s eviction moratorium.
Prior to the expiration of the government ban in July 2021, Vice President Joe Biden recognized that he had no legal power to prolong the prohibition. While this was still in effect, the CDC imposed a new moratorium, which was supposed to expire at the end of this month.
There is no doubt that Vice President Joe Biden would have backed a decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to further prolong its moratorium on deportations, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki who claimed in August that Biden would have “strongly supported.” The CDC also rejected Vice President Biden’s proposal for a 30-day eviction ban in areas with high infection rates, according to the White House.
It was in this same month of June, however, that the Supreme Court decided that Biden administration efforts to repeal Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy did not comply with the federal law.
As recently as December, the Biden administration turned to the Supreme Court to see whether the Trump-era policy had to be maintained. After losing in the lower courts, the government plans to revive the Trump-era strategy.