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August 30, 2022 - Coronavirus

Eleventh Circuit Narrows Scope of Nationwide Preliminary Injunction of Contractor Vax Mandate

Another Ticking Clock: Additional District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EO 14042 | Increasing Need for OMB Update on GA Court Clarification Order

In a long-awaited decision, on August 26, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit significantly narrowed the scope of a nationwide preliminary injunction of the vaccine mandate in Executive Order 14042, the Biden Administration’s effort to impose on federal contractors a variety of COVID-19 safety protocols, including a vaccine requirement. Despite agreeing with plaintiffs that their challenge to the vaccine mandate was likely to succeed, the Eleventh Circuit nonetheless concluded that nationwide relief was unwarranted, instead limiting the preliminary injunction to the parties before the Court: seven States (Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah, and West Virginia), their agencies, and members of the construction-industry trade group Associated Builders and Contractors.

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