The Wall Street Journal: Attorneys general from 11 states sue Biden administration over vaccine mandate


imageAttorneys general in 11 states are suing the Biden administration to try to stop new rules that require employers with more than 100 workers to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or get a weekly test.

The attorneys general, 10 Republicans and one Democrat, said in a lawsuit filed Friday that the mandate will hurt businesses and worsen the already tight job market.They also argued that the federal government doesn’t have the authority to issue the requirements.

“This mandate is unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed in the Eighth U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals, based in St.Louis.

See: Biden’s vaccine mandate for companies with 100-plus employees to take effect Jan.4

The White House, when asked for comment on the lawsuit Friday, pointed to a Thursday news conference with deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said the administration has the authority to issue the new rules.She also said the requirements, which cover more than 80 million workers, would keep Americans from dying and get more people back to work.

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