The Daily Wire, a news website founded by conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, is suing the Biden administration over its “tyrannical vaccine mandate” requiring large companies to ensure their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing.
On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Maine, which thus went into effect that day. The particularly strict mandate has a medical exemption but not a religious one. While the majority on the Court did not give an opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote a dissent that was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, as highlighted by Robert Barnes with The Washington Post.
A group of restaurant owners and five small businesses filed a lawsuit Tuesday, Aug. 17, against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over the city’s vaccine mandate targeting “certain establishments.” The lawsuit was filed in Richmond County Supreme Court.
President Joe Biden on Aug. 5 said he is offering a “safe haven” to Hongkongers in the United States that would allow thousands to extend their stay amid Beijing’s “significant erosion” of their freedoms back home.