A federal judge has issued a nationwide temporary injunction against U.S. federal contractor COVID vaccine mandate, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The mandate, which was set to go into effect on January 4, affects companies that do business with the federal government, including Lockheed Martin Corp., Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, and General Motors Co.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in Georgia blocked the mandate.
Attorney General Wilson and Governor Henry McMaster brought the case, along with the attorneys general of Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, Utah, and West Virginia, as well as the governors of Georgia, Alabama, and Idaho, as well as other state entities.
“Abuse of power by the Biden administration has been stopped cold again. The rule of law has prevailed and liberty is protected. When the President oversteps his authority the law is thankfully there to halt his misuse of power,” Attorney General Wilson said.
It claims that the Biden administration’s mandate is unconstitutional because it violates the Tenth Amendment, which grants the states and people powers not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution.
Full lawsuit can be seen here.