Ping-Pong Ball Lottery Sends Biden's Vaccine Mandate to Sixth Circuit

Ping-Pong Ball Lottery Sends Biden's Vaccine Mandate to Sixth Circuit


The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit will hear challenges to President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees, according to the results of a ping-pong ball lottery on Tuesday.

A ping-pong lottery occurs when multiple petitions for review are filed against the same agency, person, or business in various courts of appeal around the country. To save time and avoid contradictory outcomes, the numbers of the courts in which the suits are filed are written on ping-pong balls, stuck in a solid wood raffle drum, and one is randomly selected.

Then, the cases are consolidated and heard by whichever court won the ping-pong lottery. Thirty-four lawsuits were brought against Biden’s federal vaccine mandate in 12 different courts of appeals after the Occupational Safety and

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