December 9, 2021

Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Halting Federal Landlord Vaccine Mandate

A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia on Dec. 7 2021, issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the government's enforcement of the "vaccine mandate" for federal landlords. The federal government is enjoined, during the pendency of the action or until further ordered by the court, from enforcing the vaccine mandate for all "federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in any state or territory of the United States of America."

Unlike the injunction issued on Nov. 30, 2021, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, which was limited to Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, this injunction applies nationwide. It is expected that the government will appeal the judge's order to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. (The government has already filed a notice of appeal in the Kentucky case.) Read the full article 

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Robert C. MacKichan Jr.

Washington, D.C.
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Gordon Griffin

Washington, D.C.
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Kelsey M. Hayes

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