Federal Judge Ends Masking Requirements In Schools

(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a federal judge’s ruling on Wednesday, federal school mask and vaccine regulations cannot be enforced because “individuals’ liberties interests transcend any interest generated by the mandated delivery of immunizations.”

The Head Start program’s 280,000 instructors, employees, and volunteers were subjected to the “job-or-jab” federal regulation.

Judge Terry A. Doughty, a nominee of former President Donald Trump, began his 27-page opinion with this quote from James Madison’s Federalist No. 51-

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elected may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

Doughty wrote that preserving the constitutional framework and preserving the freedom of people who choose not to get the COVID-19 vaccine serves the public interest. This interest prevails over the interests of Agency Defendants.

He said the public’s right to liberty includes the right not to receive a vaccine or lose their jobs. Before authorizing Agency Defendants to require vaccinations, the public interest must be considered.

As part of its package of coronavirus-related regulations, the Biden administration imposed the vaccines and masks, which included the vaccination requirement for private businesses, ultimately overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in NFIB v. OSHA.

In the Head Start case, all participants two years of age and older were compelled to wear masks, and program personnel and volunteers had to be coronavirus-vaccinated by January 31, 2022.

Doughty recalled as he went over the case’s history that President Joe Biden’s “patience” with individuals “who haven’t gotten vaccinated” started “running thin” after he first rejected vaccine mandates. After the regulations were enacted, Sandy Brick, a Louisiana preschool teacher who works with Head Start children, filed the lawsuit to avoid being forced to get vaccinated or lose her job.

The Liberty Justice Center and the Pelican Institute for Public Policy are Brick’s legal counsel.

The Center’s attorney Daniel Suhr said they would keep fighting for educators like Sandy and the low-income students they teach.

 

Louisiana teacher Sandy Brick’s right to teach is upheld by this ruling without compromising her independence.

 

The federal government now has the opportunity to appeal to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

OSHA also invalidated the federal vaccine requirement for private firms.