Judge Rejects Oregon State Police Troopers’ Request to Stop Governor’s Vaccine Mandate

A judge turned down a request from Oregon State Police troopers to halt Oregon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, slated to take effect later this month. Retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Jack Landau said that Democrat Gov. Kate Brown was acting within her authority when she issued the order mandating vaccinations. Landau wrote that Brown and the state have “an unquestioned interest in protecting the health and wellbeing of the state’s employees” and added, “Likewise, they have undeniable interest in protecting the public from the dangers posed by the COVID-19 virus.” Brown recently issued an order to mandate vaccines for the state’s executive branch workers, including state troopers. Hundreds of thousands of healthcare staff and public school employees also have to receive the vaccine under her mandate, although her orders allow for medical and religious exemptions. Dan Thenell, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, told The Oregonian newspaper “each of the plaintiffs are …

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