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7Nick9 7 points ago +7 / -0

A Clinton appointed judge of all people ! Great news & hoping it leads to greater things..

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Lapstrake 2 points ago +2 / -0

Does this block the federal mandate for all NY health care workers, or just the ones with religious exemption claims?

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — 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.

“Governor Hochul is doing everything in her power to protect New Yorkers and combat the Delta variant by increasing vaccine rates across the State. Requiring vaccination of health care workers is critical to this battle,” Crampton-Hays said.

https://apnews.com/article/business-health-new-york-courts-lawsuits-282cf746788098425c36d8b2e0e87701

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OneArmedViolinist [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sounds like it'll just be for the ones with religious exemptions. I wonder if they'll try to do what I've seen done before - remove the option for that because "people were abusing it?" At any rate, the battle rages on!

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defendliberty911 2 points ago +2 / -0

I love this community but 5 hrs after this posted, it only had 186 likes. Posts about the changing colors of the post's emblem when "Liked" gets 500. What are we concerned about? I forget.

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OneArmedViolinist [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not sure I follow your meaning - did it used to be after a much lower number, the post gets bumped up on the list? I've only been posting on here for a short while. Lurked for much longer.

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defendliberty911 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean this is a huge story! It should have more traction after 5 hrs relative to other meaningless posts. Lurk no more Fren.

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OneArmedViolinist [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I stopped lurking a few weeks back. Best thing I've done all year!

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wisconsheepgirl 2 points ago +2 / -0

They want a federal judge to do this.

Otherwise it goes to Supreme Court and forever enshrined to having no vaccine mandates.

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OneArmedViolinist [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

With any luck, it will be appealed to the Supremes.

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NorthOfFrosty 2 points ago +2 / -0

Working on it :-)

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defendliberty911 2 points ago +2 / -0

"Seventeen medical health professionals had asked the court to enjoin enforcement of New York’s mandate" just a coincidence I suppose...

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OneArmedViolinist [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm starting to think there is no such thing as coincidence anymore.