A district judge in Washington, D.C. temporarily blocked the Biden administration from firing unvaccinated military personnel with religious exemptions.
“None of the civilian employee plaintiffs will be subject to discipline while his or her request for a religious exception is pending,” read the order from District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly obtained by Fox News.
BREAKING: @Yoder_Esq with a HUGE WIN in Church v. Biden.
(Yes, that’s the actual case caption. For those playing along, 1:21-cv-2815)
This is an amazing development from the DC District Court in the stand for OUR RIGHTS against the unconstitutional vaccine mandates. pic.twitter.com/kWus7XQ4pp
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) October 28, 2021
“The judge further ordered the defendants in the Biden administration to file a supplemental notice by noon on Friday that indicates whether they will agree that no plaintiff will be disciplined or terminated pending the court’s ruling, or else another briefing will be scheduled,” reports Fox.
The original lawsuit was filed by 20 plaintiffs who sued the White House after Biden announced the vaccine mandate for federal employees in early September.
“The Biden administration has shown an unprecedented, cavalier attitude toward the rule of law and an utter ineptitude at basic constitutional contours,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Yoder.
“This combination is dangerous to American liberty,” Yoder continued. “Thankfully, our Constitution protects and secures the right to remain free from religious persecution and coercion. With this order, we are one step closer to putting the Biden administration back in its place by limiting government to its enumerated powers. It’s time citizens and courts said no to tyranny. The Constitution does not need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread.”
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