× Appeals Court Extends Block on Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Employers
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has extended a restraining order on a US federal court judge’s decision that enjoined the Trump administration from enforcing the so-called “morning after” contraceptive mandate, which would make employers pay for morning-after contraception and sex-linked contraceptives without an employee’s employer’s permission.
Earlier this week, the Department of Justice filed an emergency motion to vacate the temporary injunction, which was extended on Friday, according to court documents.
As CNN’s Dan Merica reported earlier this week, in refusing to dismiss the lawsuit against the Trump administration over the contraception mandate, Judge Thomas Griffith noted that President Donald Trump “has consistently stated his personal view that employers should have the right to make religious or moral objections to providing employees with certain contraceptives.”
But, as Merica reported, the Trump administration “will continue to defend the existing statutory framework” and deny the companies’ request to strike down the law.