A Louisiana federal judge on Saturday blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for the Head Start program in 24 states.
It’s Louisiana Western District Judge Terry Doughty’s second injunction against a Biden vaccine mandate. The first blocked a shot requirement for health care workers where government insurance is accepted. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on that case Jan. 7.
Federal Judge James “Wesley” Hendrix issued an almost identical ruling for Texas on Friday.
Doughty’s ruling said the Biden Administration doesn’t have the power to issue the mandate without Congress, that it violates the administrative procedures act without proper notice and public comment and that it violates the 10th Amendment by infringing on states’ powers.
In his ruling Doughty acknowledges the…