It’s a teaching day so I will have more later, but the dissent does a very good job of explaining the sheer lawlessness of the Supreme Court’s stay of the OSHA’s employer test-or-vaccinate mandate and its horrible consequences:
This is simply the meat of the case. The OHSA did exactly what Congress empowered it to do in very clear and explicit terms. That should be the end of this case. pic.twitter.com/qNNeW8pO6N— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) January 13, 2022
It should of course go without saying that the opinion does not meet the standards that apply to granting stays, standards the Court's Republicans have been simply ignoring for years pic.twitter.com/280FqWqj2c— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) January 13, 2022
The Republican majority's ruling is not consistent with the explicit text, structure, or purpose of the statute. It is simply overriding the will of Congress and the duly elected president because it doesn't like the policy chosen. That's it. pic.twitter.com/ex8CG4TfpO— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) January 13, 2022
The same premise as Gorsuch's idiotic question about why the OHSA didn't require the polio vaccine! To state this argument is to refute it, and yet it's pretty much the entire basis for the Republican majority's conclusion https://t.co/satMJ88Dcz— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) January 13, 2022
This is right there with Shelby County as among the very worst decisions in the largely ignominious history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Transparently wrong on the law with horrible consequences for public health.