Norris v. Stanley

On April 5, the Liberty Justice Center filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Norris v. Stanley, a case on the constitutionality of vaccine mandates.

The Liberty Justice Center filed this amicus brief on behalf of Mark McDonald, M.D., Jeff Barke, M.D., and Ram Duriseti, M.D., Ph.D. These medical professionals were plaintiffs in the recent cases McDonald v. Lawson and Høeg v. Newsom, which successfully challenged AB 2098—a California law that violated physicians’ First Amendment rights until its repeal in January.

The doctors’ brief points out that official views on scientific and medical issues have frequently changed, especially with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines, and that there has been disagreement among experts on the proper measures to address COVID-19. The brief argues that this is all the more reason for courts to closely scrutinize vaccine mandates, which infringe on individuals’ right to bodily autonomy.

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April 5, 2024



Norris v. Stanley



April 5, 2024


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