Sotomayor rejects plea from NYC workers who lost their jobs due to COVID vaccine mandate

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  • Source: Fox News
  • 11/10/2022

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Thursday rejected an appeal from New York City workers who are challenging the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The workers include firefighters, teachers, police officers, sanitation workers and others who lost their jobs after the city rejected their request for a religious exemption to the COVID vaccine mandate. They filed an emergency application to Sotomayor requesting that the court temporarily stop the city from enforcing the vaccine mandate while the group challenges the city in a lower court.

Sotomayor denied their request without comment and did not consult her colleagues in her decision; she is not required to.

"We're disappointed that Justice Sotomayor is willing to allow NYC's rampant religious discrimination to continue," John Busch, attorney for the workers, told Fox News Digital.