An appeals court on Friday put the vaccine mandate imposed on large employers by the Biden administration on pause until it can be fully litigated.
A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — the same court that last week cited “grave statutory and constitutional” concerns about the mandate in first putting it on hold — issued its ruling on Friday after consolidating a number of suits into one decision.
The panel includes one judge who was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan and two appointed by former President Donald Trump, according to The Washington Post.
Under the mandate, employers with at least 100 employees must require workers to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly.
The ruling said the stay