Arlington, Virginia; January 13, 2022: Today the Supreme Court rejected the Biden Administration’s effort to turn OSHA into a public health agency with limitless authority to regulate employers during a pandemic.

“This is great news for the rule of law and the Constitution,” said PLF senior attorney Steve Simpson. “Under our system, Congress, not the executive branch or its agencies, makes the law. Yet as the Court recognized, imposing a vaccine on mandate on 84 million Americans is not ‘part of what [OSHA] was built for.’ If we are to have a vaccine mandate, it must come from Congress — those who are, in the Court’s words, ‘chosen by the people through democratic processes’ — not federal bureaucrats. That is how the law works in America, pandemic or no pandemic.”

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