UC Preliminary Injunction Hearing Now Set for October 22 at 1:30 PM

UC Preliminary Injunction Hearing Now Set for October 22 at 1:30 PM

We just received word that our Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the judge on October 22, 2020, at 1:30 PM. Anyone who wants to watch or listen should be able to by going to the Alameda Country Superior Court Website. I will give further instrucitons closer to the hearing date.

You will recall that the case was originally set for October 14th, but after the case was transferred to another judge it was reset to November 12th. We then asked the court to reset it prior to the November 1st flu mandate. Perhaps after reading the papers, the court agreed that the UC community had a right to have a judge look at the executive orders and issue a ruling before they go into effect. So, that’s something (and better than a stick in the eye).

On related issues, I hear that the UC press office is still pushing hard on everyone getting the flu shot asap. Please let all your friends, classmates, colleagues, and co-workers know that if they don’t want to get the shot, they should at least wait until we get a decison on the injunction motion. I doubt they will get that point of view from the UC administration.

Also, I’d like to hear about anyone’s experience in seeking or obtaining a religious exemption. I am hearing that they are not hard to get, but I am still sceptical.

Fingers crossed, may the force be with us and whatever.

Rick Jaffe, Esq.




8 thoughts on “UC Preliminary Injunction Hearing Now Set for October 22 at 1:30 PM

  1. I was under the impression that the legislation that stripped the philosophical exemption had also taken out the religious one. Making California one of 3 states that only have medical.

  2. for k-12 that is correct. For the UC system there is now a religious accommodation for students because of our lawsuit. Under the original EO, there religious accommodation only applied to faculty and staff. The stated reason for not giving it to students was as you stated there is neither a religious or a personal belief exemption to vaccines in k-12

  3. I applied for religious exemption and recieved an automated confirmation email from the immunization staff as of 10/3.
    I have not recieved an actual reply from them as of yet.

      1. There is a list of options on the ucdavis health portal for whom to send a message to and also a list to select what the subject of the message is about. The religious exemption request is prewritten and only needs to be selected/submitted for consideration.

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