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Northern District of New York Grants a Preliminary Injunction Against the NY State Emergency Mandatory COVID Vaccination Order with Did Not Contain a Religious Exemption/Accommodation

Northern District of New York Grants a Preliminary Injunction Against the NY State Emergency Mandatory COVID Vaccination Order with Did Not Contain a Religious Exemption/Accommodation

Previously, a Northern Disrict of New York federal district judge issued a TRO against New York State from enforcing its COVID vaccine mandate for all New York state health care workers. The original emergency order issued by the Health Commission had the religious exemption in it, in addition to the medical exemption. But the subsequent order issued by the health department removed the religious exemption. The failure to provide a religious exemption was the basis of the injunction lawsuit. The…

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More Action On the Vaccine Mandate Front including some Good News on the Religious Exemptions/Accommodations

More Action On the Vaccine Mandate Front including some Good News on the Religious Exemptions/Accommodations

It seems like each day brings new lawsuits and/or decisions on the mandatory vaccination issue. Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit denied the Michigan university’s attempt to stay the district court’s preliminary injunction barring the university from denying student athletes from participating in sports activities because they were unvaccinated Here is the decision. 6thcircuit People opposed to mandatory vaccination and in favor of a strong if not absolute right to a religious exemption will be pleased for many reasons. Lawyers in the…

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Next Week We May Actually Know Something about Whether the Religious Accommodation to the Covid Vaccine is Meaningful

Next Week We May Actually Know Something about Whether the Religious Accommodation to the Covid Vaccine is Meaningful

I confess to being alittle confused about the meaning and effect of the religious accommodation to the Covid mandate. Let me start by telling you what I do know and what some of you might not know, appreciate or accept. I don’t care what people call it, it is not an exemption, in the sense that if you get one, you necessarily go back to pre-Covid life at your job. Rather, it is an accommodation which employers have to consider…

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Cancer Doc Stanislaw Burzynski explains his theory of cancer and his targeted gene therapy approach (and my worlds collide)

Cancer Doc Stanislaw Burzynski explains his theory of cancer and his targeted gene therapy approach (and my worlds collide)

For those of you who don’t know about him, Stanislaw Burzynski has been treating advanced cancer patients since the late 1970s with a novel peptide compound he discovered (and later synthesized). In the last dozen or so years he has been on the cutting edge of multi-agent targeted gene therapy in what is called personalized cancer treatment. Along the way, he has run into a quantum level more trouble with governments and other institutions than any other maverick health care…

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The Second Circuit Grants a TRO until the appeal is heard on October 14th

The Second Circuit Grants a TRO until the appeal is heard on October 14th

The Second Circuit in the We the People health care worker case granted a TRO but it is not a separate or independent TRO. Here is the language of the decision: “Plaintiffs-Appellants move for a temporary injunction pending resolution of this appeal, prohibiting enforcement of New York State’s regulation requiring vaccination of specified healthcare workers. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. See Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo, 141 S….

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The Oral Argument in the We The People Health Care Workers Case is over; decision pending

The Oral Argument in the We The People Health Care Workers Case is over; decision pending

The oral argument in the stay of the New York State regulation mandating Covid vaccination (with no religious exemptions) has just finished. The judges took the case under submission, meaning they will issue a decision sometime in the very near future. (I am thinking by the close of business today, or tomorrow at the latest). I learned a couple of new things: First, there are currently three TROs barring enforcement of the regulation, the Northern District federal case as well…

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So What Case is going to be heard at the Second Circuit Tomorrow?

So What Case is going to be heard at the Second Circuit Tomorrow?

So here’s the deal. We the Patriots as plaintiffs filed two lawsuits in Brooklyn federal court recently. The teachers’ lawsuit challenged the NYC vaccine mandate. The other suit by the group and some health care workers challenged the state vaccine mandate for state health care workers. Here is the complaint in that health care workers’case. show_multidocs(3) The district court denied injunctions in both cases. A circuit court judge on Friday granted a stay or administrative injunction in both cases so…

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All Eyes are on Tomorrow’s Second Circuit’s hearing in Maniscalco v. City of New York (Second Update)

All Eyes are on Tomorrow’s Second Circuit’s hearing in Maniscalco v. City of New York (Second Update)

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 29th, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on continuing the stay of NY City’s vaccine mandate for school teachers and other school employees. To recap, the district court denied a preliminary injunction motion on 9/23, but a circuit judge issued a stay of the vaccine mandate the next day to allow a three-judge panel to consider the matter. So right now there is a stay of the mandate until the…

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More Good News on the Religious Exemption Front! NY Federal Judge Issues a TRO Against the Denial of Religious Exemptions; Now it’s getting interesting and Maybe it’s an end-around Jacobson in this and other such actions

More Good News on the Religious Exemption Front! NY Federal Judge Issues a TRO Against the Denial of Religious Exemptions; Now it’s getting interesting and Maybe it’s an end-around Jacobson in this and other such actions

At 10:00 AM this morning, a Northern District of NY federal judge signed a TRO stopping the new Governor and the Department of Health from a bunch of things relating to religious exemptions being denied to state health care workers. Here is the order. order Here is the complaint. It is interesting because it’s not only about the religious exemption but also about natural immunity. Thomas More Society NY FED Hospital Pleading!!! This might be a good template for other…

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Update on the FDA’s California Stem Cell Case: So is SVF (i.e., sort of stem cells) a New Drug? That is the question

Update on the FDA’s California Stem Cell Case: So is SVF (i.e., sort of stem cells) a New Drug? That is the question

Here is where the case stands as of September 13, 2021: Closing arguments were held on August 20th. The Judge set a short post-closing briefing schedule and both sides did briefs and replies, mostly on the definition of HCT/P’s. The reply briefs were submitted, per the judge’s order, on September 1st, as of which day the case was submitted and is now sub judice (legalese for pending decision by the court). One interesting note: Of course, the Government submitted to…

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