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A U.S. appeals court won't reinstate Biden's vax mandate on federal employees

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has declined for now to allow President Joe Biden's administration to require COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees.

The administration had asked the court for an injunction allowing the federal worker mandate to move forward pending appeal.

A U.S. appeals court has declined for now to allow President Joe Biden's administration to require COVID-19 vaccinations for federal employees.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled 2-1 Wednesday to maintain a block on the mandate that a Texas-based federal judge issued on Jan. 21.

The administration had asked the court for an injunction allowing the federal worker mandate to move forward pending appeal. The court's ruling maintains a block on the mandate pending further proceedings and ordered the expedited filing of briefs.

Click here to read more of this article from the Associated Press.