Appeals Court blocks Biden vaccine mandate for businesses

Photo by: The White House
Photo by: The White House

(New Orleans, LA) -- A federal appeals court is temporarily blocking President Biden's vaccine mandate for big companies.

A three-judge panel granted a stay Saturday, freezing the administration's vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 employees or more. The ruling comes after several Republican-led states filed legal challenges over the rule.

The panel noted "grave statutory and constitutional" issues with the policy. The court has asked the government to respond by the end of the day Monday.

The mandate is set to take effect on January 4th.