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Ark. AG challenges Biden’s vaccine mandate

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced she is co-leading a legal challenge to President Biden’s mandatory vaccination requirement for private companies. Along with 10 state attorneys general, she is challenging the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new rule implementing President Biden’s order that private companies with 100 or more employees must require employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. 

“President Biden’s overreach is excessive and indefensible, and beyond unconstitutional,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I will continue to be the last line of defense against Biden’s liberal and reckless overreaching federal government. Americans deserve more than having to decide between getting the shot or losing a job.”

The petition for review challenging President Biden’s directive was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  Arkansas is joined in the challenge by the states of Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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