U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Friday afternoon refused a request by some New York City teachers to block an order requiring public school employees be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Justice Sotomayor did not refer the request to other members of the court.
The move might stifle similar requests.
NEWS: Justice Sonia Sotomayor has denied a request from a group of New York teachers to block the vaccine mandate.… https://t.co/j5LcMuxItc— Geoff Bennett (@Geoff Bennett) 1633122155.0
More than a century ago in Jacobson v. Massachusetts the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states have a clear right to mandate vaccinations.