California Governor Gavin Newsom suffered a legal defeat in federal courts when the state’s mandate to vaccinate prison workers was halted.
AP reported: “A panel of the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals approved the request to maintain the lower court order in September pending appeal.” “It also speeds up the hearing process by setting a December 13 deadline to open the summary.”
The AP noted: “The immunization mandate is expected to go into effect on January 12, but the appeals court is still blocking enforcement until sometime in March, when an appeal hearing will be heard. Schedule.”
The report adds: “The judge issuing the immunization mandate followed the recommendation of a court-appointed recipient who was selected to manage the state prison health care system after a A federal judge in 2005 found that California did not provide adequate medical care to inmates.” .
This mandate has been opposed by the state prison agency and Governor Gavin Newsom, despite his administration’s previous orders to vaccinate or test all state employees, including correctional staff,” the AP noted.
It is interesting why Governor Gavin Newsom announced his opposition to the state’s regulation of vaccines for prison staff.
“Since the beginning of this pandemic, CDCR has implemented strict COVID safety measures, including mandatory mask coverings, twice-weekly testing of staff, and early deployment of vaccines to those detainees and staff,” a Newsom spokesperson said Los Angeles Times early November.
Insider notes: “Newsom has sided with the strong California Association of Peace Corrections Officers, arguing that the mission could lead to staff shortages in the prison and create a ‘crisis’ in the system. state prison system,” Insider noted.
Here’s a fascinating development: A Democratic governor seems to want to solve a crisis, rather than create one. There’s no reason to believe Newsom has changed his mind on the vaccine mandate, so the disapproving ratings for Democrats, even in deep blue California, are bound to get worse by this time.
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