Media Availability: Liberty Justice Center to Challenge Federal Vaccine Mandate

November 4, 2021
MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Williamson, 773-809-4403, [email protected]


WHAT: A prominent Louisiana business owner plans to file a federal lawsuit to strike down the Biden Administration’s illegal vaccine mandate on private sector employees. With help from the national law firm Liberty Justice Center and the Louisiana-based Pelican Institute for Public Policy, these Americans will file a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to challenge the new federal rule.

This lawsuit represents a historic fight by working Americans against brazen overreach by the federal government. The purpose of the emergency temporary standard under OSHA is to protect against workplace hazards, not to enforce a vaccination directive for a disease that is present across the entire globe. Any attempt by the Biden Administration to empower the Department of Labor to regulate private health decisions made outside of work is well beyond its mission. The lawsuit argues that the mandate is illegal, divisive and un-American.

Prior to announcing this mandate, government officials stated for months that the federal government does not have the power to mandate Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines. The mandate comes on the heels of other illegal overreach by the Biden Administration, such as the ban on evictions which the Supreme Court struck down earlier this year.


  • Patrick Hughes, president and co-founder, Liberty Justice Center
  • Daniel Suhr, managing attorney, Liberty Justice Center
  • Buck Dougherty, senior attorney, Liberty Justice Center

AVAILABILITY: Interviews available via phone or video conference

MEDIA CONTACT: Kristen Williamson, 773-809-4403, [email protected]


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