A DC judge issued an injunction against firing military and civilian employees who filed a religious exemption against the covid vaccine mandate while the exemption is under appeal. The temporary restraining order prevents the Biden administration from terminating any employee while their exemption paperwork is processed. injunction stops vax mandate firing

“None of the civilian employee plaintiffs will be subject to discipline while his or her request for a religious exception is pending…active duty military plaintiffs, whose religious exception requests have been denied, will not be disciplined or separated during the pendency of their appeals.

District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

The DC judge also ordered the defendants in the Biden administration to file a supplemental statement that none of the plaintiffs would be terminated according to the ruling. This huge win, albeit temporary, should make the entire Biden administration blink…especially Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Austin basically ordered the military not to accept ANY religious exemption from the vaccine. Which is an indication of what the Biden administration thinks about the First Amendment.

Instead of booting people from our all-volunteer military, shouldn’t Defense Secretary Austin spend his time trying to rescue the Americans he left behind with his Biden administration colleagues in Afghanistan?

“The Biden administration has shown an unprecedented, cavalier attitude toward the rule of law and an utter ineptitude at basic constitutional contours,” said the plaintiffs’ attorney Michael Yoder in a statement to Fox News.

“This combination is dangerous to American liberty,” Yoder continued. “Thankfully, our Constitution protects and secures the right to remain free from religious persecution and coercion. With this order, we are one step closer to putting the Biden administration back in its place by limiting government to its enumerated powers. It’s time citizens and courts said no to tyranny. The Constitution does not need to be rewritten, it needs to be reread.

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injunction stops vax mandate firing

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