Biden’s Vaccine Rules to Set Off Barrage of Legal Challenges

COVID-19 illustration by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration is gearing up for another major clash between federal and state rule over it’s sweeping new vaccine requirements that have Republican governors threatening lawsuits.

But while many details about the rules remain unknown, some experts say Biden appears to be on firm legal ground to issue the directive in the name of protecting employee safety.

Republicans swiftly denounced the mandate that could impact 100 million Americans as government overreach and vowed to sue.

If they follow through, it would become another test of state power versus federal power over rules not meant to be enforced daily, but rather to have its intended effect by threat.

By ERIC TUCKER and ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, The Associated Press

 

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Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.



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