They do approve the President’s mandate for those in the health field that are paid thru medicare and medicaid funds from the Federal Government…
This solution was coming after the justices signaled it in their hearing the case….
The President knew with his remarks after the hearing….
The business part had come under YUGE pushbacks from companies…
And several Federal Appeals courts around the country….
Biden’s order mandates shots OR testing….
In response to the pushback the Biden admin has revised the initial manned several times acknowledging that their mandate could force employees,oee’s to cut badly needed staff right now…
The High court and most lower courts look at the handling of the pandemic as the function of the states NOT the Federal Government ….
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh were the only members of the court in the majority of both orders.
Liberal Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan would have allowed the workplace requirements. Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett objected to the health-care worker requirements.
The White House said the order covered about 17 million health-care workers, while the requirement on large companies would have covered more than 80 million employees, about two-thirds of the American workforce….
The administration had argued both were needed to push Americans to get vaccinated against covid-19.
Lower courts were split on the ability of federal agencies to impose such requirements. The Supreme Court on Friday held a highly unusual oral argument on the policies, lasting more than three and a half hours.
Businesses and 27 Republican-led states asked the court to put on hold the workplace requirements proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which had been upheld by a lower court.
The Biden administration asked that the requirements for health-care workers, which courts had put on hold for about half the states, be allowed to move forward.