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US Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against New York Governor Over Vaccine Mandates

04:40  15 september  2021
04:40  15 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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“The vaccine mandate is suspended” and the New York Department of Health “is barred from taking any action, disciplinary or otherwise, against the licensure, certification, residency, admitting privileges or other professional status or qualification of any of the plaintiffs on account of their seeking or having obtained a religious exemption from mandatory COVID-19 vaccination ,” Hurd’s order states. Ferrara learned the court injunction was granted while he was being interviewed over the telephone by The Epoch Times. Asked if he was pleased by the ruling, Ferrara laughed, “Are you kidding me?”

Sept 14 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in New York on Tuesday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a requirement that healthcare workers receive COVID-19 vaccines against the wishes of employees with religious objections. U.S. District Judge David Hurd in Utica, New York in a written order said he 22 to respond to the lawsuit, and said he will hold a Sept. 28 hearing on whether to block the vaccine requirement from taking effect pending the outcome of the case. The mandate was issued last month by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said at the time that about 75

The United States District Attorney on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against New York Governor Kathy Hochul on behalf of 17 health workers claiming the state has violated their Constitutional rights by mandating to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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In Dr. A, et al. v. Kathy Hochul, health professionals, including doctors and nurses, are suing the state of New York for violating their Title VII and Constitutional rights with the Covid-19 vaccination mandate while disallowing religious exemptions.

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UTICA, NY - On Tuesday, a federal judge temporarily blocked the State's order mandating health care workers to receive a COVID-19 vaccine . The plaintiffs are all practicing doctors, nurses, a nuclear medicine technologist, a cognitive rehabilitation therapist, and a physician’s liaison. The lawsuit specifically said that the plaintiffs are not “ anti -vaxxers” opposed to all vaccines . Alleged in the suit are violations of the U.S. Constitution, the New York State Human Rights Law, and New York City Human Rights Law, due to their lack of accommodation for “sincere religious beliefs that compel the refusal of

Senior Judge Robert W. Pratt, in explaining his decision to issue a temporary restraining order , said that “if the drastic increase in the number of pediatric Covid-19 cases since the start of the school year in Iowa is any indication of what is to come, such an extreme remedy is necessary to In Florida, another of the states to ban such mandates , a state appellate court allowed a measure banning school mask mandates to again take effect last week after a lower-court judge briefly paused the policy. Iowa has been averaging more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases a day over the last week, well below the

By order of Judge David Hurd, the state now has until September 22, 2021 to respond.

It was on August 16, 2021, that then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all healthcare workers in New York state, including staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult care facilities, and other congregate care settings, were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. New York has made compulsory COVID vaccinations a requirement for continued employment of those in health-related jobs.

A lawsuit filed Monday by the plaintiffs sought the temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction, and then a permanent and final injunction against the vaccine mandate's prohibition of accommodations of "sincere religious beliefs."

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They are seeking a temporary statewide restraining order against the mandate followed by a permanent injunction, according to the lawsuit. The mandate , the lawsuit argues, overrides protections provided under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, New York State's Human Rights Law, the No major religious denomination has taken a stand opposing vaccination . Pope Francis declared it "the moral choice because it is about your life but also the lives of others." Last month, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas sid it would not issue letters of exemption on religious grounds, according to a

This infuriated scores of GOP governors , as did his vaccine mandate , which requires businesses with more than 100 employees to mandate employees be vaccinated or subject to weekly COVID testing — or face a ,000 fine per infraction. Ron DeSantis said in response to a question about the issue from a reporter over the weekend about the mandate . “We’ re going to protect their jobs against federal overreach. This is a guy who criticizes the state of Florida for protecting parents’ rights,” DeSantis continued.

The health care employees argued that the vaccine mandate would invalidate protections for sincere religious beliefs under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, although the prior state health order in effect just days earlier had afforded the same protections.

Specifically, their religious beliefs call for them to "refuse vaccination with the available COVID-19 vaccines, all of which employ aborted fetus cell lines in their testing, development, or production," according to filed documents.

"What New York is attempting to do is slam shut an escape hatch from an unconstitutional vaccine mandate," attorney Christopher Ferrara, special counsel for the Thomas More Society, said in a statement prior to the injunction being granted. "And they are doing this while, knowing that many people have sincere religious objections to vaccines that were tested, developed, or produced with cell lines derived from aborted children."

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A state mandate in New York has already caused one hospital to ‘pause’ delivering babies, as the Lewis County Health System management said last week they would be “unable to safely staff the service after September 24.” Several public employees spoke at the same event with DeSantis DeSantis has already banned Florida school districts from imposing mask mandates , and won an appeal against a district judge that tried to block it. Biden has vowed that the federal government will compensate any school official whose pay DeSantis withholds due to the mandate , however, and the

The mandate already faces Republican political opposition and promised legal challenges. With more than 80 million workers covered, "OSHA won't be able to police every employer," said A. Scott Hecker, a labor lawyer in Washington at Seyfarth Shaw. OSHA plans to publish an Emergency Temporary The June rule took for OSHA to formulate after an executive order by Biden. Unions sued to challenge it, claiming that it did not do enough to protect workers outside healthcare. The new vaccination rule would likely be in effect while any legal challenges played out, but OSHA's low success rate with ETS

Ferrara, who stressed that the plaintiffs "are not anti-vaxxers," is representing them in the federal case against the state, along with Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen, Senior Counsel Stephen Crampton, and Counsel Michael McHale.

McHale explained that in addition to violating the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution by purporting to strip away Title VII protections, the vaccine mandate also violates the Free Exercise Clause of the Constitution by subjecting those who have conscientious religious objections to the vaccine to termination from employment and irreparable damage to their professional standing. That's while it exempts others from the mandate for more favored secular reasons.

The plaintiffs, who are filing the complaint under pseudonyms because of what Ferrara calls, "the fear and loathing of the unvaccinated and the hysteria that surrounds vaccine mania," are now facing termination from employment, loss of hospital admitting privileges, and the destruction of their careers.

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"Without court intervention," added Ferrara in a statement. "These health professionals face loss of occupation, professional status, and employability anywhere in the state of New York. All because of an abortion-connected vaccine, one that they cannot take in good conscience."

Newsweek reached out to Governor Hochul's office for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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'Trust God to be our healer:’ As COVID-19 vaccine mandates grow, so are requests for religious exemptions .
Experts worry religious exemptions could undercut COVID-19 mandates, even though most major religions don’t object to vaccines. Anthony Fauci, top medical adviser to President Joe Biden, said religious exemptions are “something we should look at.” “If there is a legitimate religious exemption, fine. I am one of the people that respect the tenets of religion,” Fauci told USA TODAY's Editorial Board. “But if people make it up, and it's really a philosophical reason and they’re saying it's religious, that's not good.

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