Judges Approve NYC Teacher Vaccine Mandate

Judges Approve NYC Teacher Vaccine Mandate


A panel of judges in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan put forward a brief on Monday that said New York City can go forward with its vaccine mandate for teachers and staff in the nation’s largest public school system after the order was temporarily blocked. 

As reported by CNBC, “After an adverse ruling from a Brooklyn judge, a group of teachers had brought the case to the appeals court, which assigned a three-judge panel to hear oral arguments Wednesday. But the appeals panel issued its order Monday after written arguments were submitted by both sides.”

A lawyer who brought the lawsuit for the teachers and other people pushing back against the mandate said he and another attorney would be taking the issue to the Supreme Court. 

“As of this moment the mandate is in place,” attorney Mark Fonte said, noting that he and fellow lawyer Louis Gelormino were “dismayed and disappointed by this turn of events.”

Fonte added, “With

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