Judge Restrains Joe Biden, Orders End to Violating Religious Liberty on Vaccine Mandate
A federal judge temporarily blocked the state of New York on Tuesday from forcing medical workers to be vaccinated after a group of health care workers sued, saying their Constitutional rights were violated because the state's mandate disallowed religious exemptions.
Judge David Hurd in Utica issued the order after 17 health professionals, including doctors and nurses, claimed in a lawsuit Monday that their rights were violated with a vaccine mandate that disallowed the exemptions.
In their lawsuit, health care professionals disguised their identities with pseudonyms such as "Dr. A.," "Nurse A.," and "Physician Liaison X." They insist they are not so-called anti-vaxxers. Instead, they say the mandate violates their constitutional rights, particularly on the issue of religious exemption.
"It reaffirms that if you have a sincerely held religious belief, you can have an accommodation at work," employment law attorney Andrew Lieb told FOX 5 NY. (He is not affiliated with the case.)