Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday refused to block New York City’s requirement that its public school teachers and employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Sotomayor denied a challenge by four teachers and teaching assistants who sought to halt enforcement of the vaccine mandate while their lawsuit challenging the policy continues in lower courts. Public school system workers were ordered to be vaccinated by 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) on Friday or face being placed on unpaid leave until September 2022.
Some governments and private employers have embraced vaccine mandates to guard against the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace as they try to return to some degree of normalcy after coronavirus pandemic-related disruptions that began last year. Such mandates have become a flash point in the United States, with opponents including those in New York City saying their constitutional rights are being violated.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, announced on Aug. 23 that all 148,000 staff in the largest U.S. school district would be required to submit proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. After a lower court temporarily blocked the measure – an order since lifted – the deadline was pushed to Oct. 1.
Around 1 million students attend the city’s public schools.
Sotomayor rejected the emergency request without offering an explanation or referring the matter to the full nine-member court. Her decision mirrored one by Justice Amy Coney Barrett in August denying a bid by Indiana University students to block that school’s vaccine mandate.
Excerpts from Brian Shillhavy at Health Impact News
“Right” vs. “Left” divisions are what is hampering this nation to mount a united effort to fight against medical tyranny right now. Newly appointed “Conservative” Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett made a similar ruling in August denying a petition by Indiana University students to block that school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Source.)
And let’s not forget that it was the hero of the “Right Wing Conservatives” who took $TRILLIONS out of the American economy to fund Operation Warp Speed and bring these COVID-19 shots to market faster than any other vaccines in U.S. history, Donald Trump, who still brags about his accomplishments to this day.
And for you “johnny-come-lately” pundits just now jumping on the anti-vaxx bandwagon, let me give you a brief history lesson about how what little opposition has been made in the past to slow down corporate America’s rush to enslave the population through the medical system, has usually come from the left.
The “Conservative Right” is who supported the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act which gave pharmaceutical companies producing vaccines legal immunity in the courts from being sued due to injuries and deaths caused by their vaccine products.
“Conservative” President Ronald Reagan signed that bill into law.
The law was challenged at the Supreme Court in 2011 with Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, and the law was upheld as the Court ruled that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” All of the “conservatives” on the bench sided with Big Pharma, including Justice Clarence Thomas and Justice Samuel Alito, considered “solid conservatives.”
And who wrote the dissenting opinion complaining that the Court was overstepping its bounds and ruling beyond what Congress intended by giving Big Pharma too much power?
“Liberal” Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. (You can read her opinion here.) She was joined in dissent only by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now deceased and no longer on the Court.
So when I learned earlier this week that Justice Sotomayor was going to be the one on the Supreme Court to hear the complaint of New York City school teachers who are faced with losing their jobs now for failing to receive a COVID-19 shot, I thought, OK, this will be the final test to see if there is any opposition left in the judiciary to these unlawful vaccine mandates.
If ever there was a cause worth fighting for in regards to civil liberties and progressive liberalism, standing up for the masses enslaved by corporate America, this was it.”
“…Change will only come when people wake up and say “Enough is enough!” and stop obeying the tyrants.
This is what they fear, and it doesn’t take a majority to start a revolution. Courage begets courage, and liberty begets liberty. It is contagious. If just 10% of the population resists, it will become infectious and draw others into resisting as well.
This is what they fear, and this is the fear motivating them to censor all contrary information in the corporate media and Big Tech.
They fear YOU!!”