The Supreme Court will hear cases challenging President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
In a brief order Wednesday, the justices said they would hear challenges to two of the mandates — his order that large employers require COVID-19 vaccination or testing and a separate mandate that health care workers be vaccinated.
The court scheduled oral arguments for Jan. 7, and the rulings also will be expedited, the justices said.
According to Reuters news agency, the justices declined a request for an immediate ruling or a nationwide stay of the Biden administration’s orders.
The workplace mandate is technically in effect, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling Friday, while the health-care-workers rule has been blocked in about half the states, Reuters reported.