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Trump-Appointed Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett Refuses To Block COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate At Indiana University

On Thursday, Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday decided not to block Indiana University’s plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Indiana’s FOX59 reported, “Barrett’s action came in response to an emergency request from eight students, and it marked the first time the high court has weighed in on a vaccine mandate. Some corporations, states and cities have adopted vaccine requirements for workers or even to dine indoors, and others are considering doing so.”

Republicans had touted the selection of Barrett to the Supreme Court as a conservative choice who would protect the Constitution.

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University Looks To Implement Vaccine Mandate

The students suing the university over its vaccine mandate plan claimed in court papers that they have “a constitutional right to bodily integrity, autonomy, and of medical treatment choice in the context of a vaccination mandate.”

They petitioned the high court to bar the university from enforcing the mandate. Seven students making the complaint qualify for a religious exemption.

In response to Barrett’s action to allow the university to move forward, an IU spokesperson said, “With a third ruling, now from the nation’s highest court, affirming Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccination plan, we look forward to beginning fall semester with our health and safety policies in place.”

“We are grateful to those who have stepped up to protect themselves and others; 85% of our students, faculty and staff are approaching full vaccination,” the spokesperson added.

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Justice Barrett Handles Emergency Matters From The 7th Circuit Court Of Appeals

“College officials across the country have struggled with whether to require vaccinations, with some schools mandating them and others questioning whether they have legal authority to do so. Similar lawsuits against student vaccine requirements have been filed in other states,” FOX59 reported.

The news outlet added, “The court’s newest justice rejected the plea without even asking the university for a response or getting her colleagues to weigh in. Justices often act on their own in such situations when the legal question isn’t particularly close.”

“Barrett handles emergency matters from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which includes Indiana,” FOX59 noted. 

Conservative reaction to the so-called conservative Justice’s action came swiftly. 

 

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John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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