6th Circuit Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Vaccine Mandate

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is set to hear legal challenges to President Joe Biden’s workplace vaccination mandate after a Tuesday pingpong ball raffle, NPR reported Tuesday.

The rule, set to go into effect on Jan. 4, 2022, was temporarily halted on Nov. 6 by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, the 6th Circuit Court will determine whether or not to maintain the 5th Circuit’s halt, NPR reported.

To determine which court would hear the challenges, 12 pingpong balls, one representing each court, were placed in a drum in Washington, D.C., according to CNN. The winning ball was selected by a representative from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.

Multiple lawsuits have been issued challenging the rule, with over 34 filed within 10 days, including a suit filed by The Daily Wire, who, according to lawyer Harmeet K. Dhillon, is the lead plaintiff, NPR reported.