The Buckeye Institute, an independent research and educational institution, filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Biden administration’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate.
The filing followed a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that allowed the mandate, which will demand all companies with at least 100 employees to require the vaccine or regular testing, to be reinstated.
Previously, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily blocked the measure. The ruling cited that the policy “fails almost completely to address, or even respond to, much of this reality and common sense” and is “staggeringly overbroad.”
“If OSHA’s unlawful vaccine mandate is allowed to take effect—as the latest order from the Sixth Circuit would permit—it will cause irreparable harm to businesses and employees across the country, and will wreak havoc on supply chains that are already stretched to their limits,” said Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute. “The Buckeye Institute strongly urges the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly issue an emergency stay and protect our clients and other businesses across the country from this extraordinary governmental overreach and the devastating economic fallout, which is sure to follow.”
In the motion to pause the mandate, the organization argues that businesses across the country will face unprecedented costs to enact the new regulation.
The motion details that the named client, Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Company, will “incur significant and immediate losses—more than $818,000 in the first year alone—in attempting to comply with the Vaccine Mandate.”
Furthermore, the group challenges the legal basis for the directive.
“The Mandate is a ‘monumental policy decision,’ that must be made by Congress itself or delegated to an agency through a crystal clear statement of authority,” the filing explains.
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