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The judge noted that blocking the mandate didn’t indicate that the vaccine wouldn’t be effective in stopping the spread of Covid-19, but rather that Biden didn’t have the power to issue such an executive order.

(Bloomberg Law) –The Biden administration’s mandate for federal contractors’ employees to be vaccinated will be halted nationwide, amid a slew of challenges from states that say the president overstepped his authority in requiring the Covid-19 shots.

Led by Georgia, the seven states that challenged the mandate set to take effect on Jan. 4 are likely to succeed in their lawsuits against the administration’s order, U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker of the Southern District of Georgia said in an order issued Tuesday.

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