The Biden administration has been taking a beating in federal courts on a variety of policy fronts, from forced COVID vaccinations, to immigration policies, to racial preferences, to a rent moratorium, according to Just the News.
“Since President Biden took office in January, federal courts across the country have ruled against his administration time and again, finding many of his policies violate the Constitution,” wrote Aaron Kliegman. “The Biden legal defeats have extended nationwide, impacting a wide range of issues—most recently vaccine mandates.”
In part, the defeats are the result of President Joe
Brandon Biden deliberately thumbing his nose at the law. Such was the case in the rent mandates, where the president allowed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop owners from collecting rent from tenants because the CDC deemed “rent” a public health threat.
So, Biden, of all people shouldn’t be surprised.
“At a minimum, by the time it is litigated, we’ll probably give some additional time while we’re getting that $45 billion out to people who are, in fact, behind in the rent and don’t have the money,” said Biden at the time he approved the CDC’s new powers, while acknowledging that the powers were unconstitutional and would be defeated in court.
The same thing happened this week after Biden decided to give the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services the executive authority to force over 10 million healthcare workers to get vaccinated.
“There is no question that mandating a vaccine to 10.3 million health care workers is something that should be done by Congress, not a government agency,” Judge Terry Doughty of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana wrote issuing an injunction against the order, according to Becker Hospital Review. “It is not clear that even an act of Congress mandating a vaccine would be constitutional.”
That recent defeat follows a similar loss that blocked a broader measure to enforce COVID vaccine mandates by Biden against companies with more than 100 employees said Just the News.
In another court case, Biden was subsequently sued for failing to follow a judge’s order.
Earlier this year, Judge Doughty blocked a Biden administration attempt to stop oil and gas leases on federal lands, which Biden refused to accept.
“The American Petroleum Institute and 11 other industry groups sued the administration to force them to reinstate [oil and gas] lease sales, which had not resumed after the judge’s June decision,” said Reuters.