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OH Attorney General Yost praises 6th Circuit of Appeals decision blocking Covid-19 vaccine mandate

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost praised the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision Thursday in the case Kentucky v. Biden, according to a spokesperson.

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“The court reaffirmed a basic civics lesson: the executive branch cannot demand compliance with a rule it never had the authority to write in the first place,” Yost said in a statement.

The circuit agreed with a district court’s issuance of a preliminary injunction blocking the Biden Administration’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. The mandate would require tens of millions of Americans to wear face masks at work and be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Biden’s administration is not enforcing the contractor vaccination requirement in any states, as the legal battles continue to play out, according to the Associated Press.

Yost called the decision, “the latest victory for Ohioans against Federal overreach related to Covid-19 vaccination mandates.

A copy of the Sixth Circuit’s decision is here.