White House 'confident in our legal authority' as Supreme Court debates vaccine mandates

White House 'confident in our legal authority' as Supreme Court debates vaccine mandates


Despite skepticism from conservative justices, the White House said it remains confident that rules requiring vaccines or weekly testing for some 100 million workers are legal.

The Supreme Court heard arguments from two vaccine-related cases Friday pertaining to mandates, one for workplaces with 100 or more employees and the other for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre didn’t comment on what judges said, she expressed optimism the mandate would stand.

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“We are confident in our legal authority, as we’ve been stating for these past several months,” she said during an Air Force One press gaggle en route

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