AMY CONEY BARRETT REJECTS STUDENTS' CHALLENGE TO COLLEGE VACCINE MANDATE
Tré Goins-Phillips : Aug 16, 2021 Faithwire.com
"The fight is not over [by] a long shot." -Attorney Jim Bopp [Faithwire.com] On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett—who was appointed by former President Donald Trump—rejected students' challenge to their college's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. (Screengrab image)
The students argued the requirement violated their right to due process under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. In June, attorney Jim Bopp, who is representing the students, told Fox News' Tucker Carlson he was "seeking a preliminary injunction to enjoin this mandate from taking effect and adversely affecting Indiana University students." Barrett, acting alone, denied the request. The justice did not explain the reasoning behind her decision. It is, however, the first claim of its kind to reach the Supreme Court and her ruling comes after several lower courts similarly rejected the students' argument they were being unconstitutionally coerced. "We are disappointed that Justice Barrett refused to intervene and protect IU students' rights," Bopp said in a statement, according to ABC News. "Our appeal of the denial of the preliminary injunction is not affected by this ruling on the request for an emergency injunction and will continue"... Continue reading here. Click Here For More Information...