The Buckeye Institute Leads the Charge in Asking U.S. Supreme Court for Emergency Stay in OSHA Vaccine Mandate Case

Dec 17, 2021

Columbus, OH – On Friday, The Buckeye Institute filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court requesting an emergency stay of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate in Phillips v. OSHA.

Underscoring the true urgency of the case, The Buckeye Institute filed its motion in the U.S. Supreme Court less than one hour after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s decision came down granting the government’s request to dissolve the existing administrative stay that was previously issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

“If OSHA’s unlawful vaccine mandate is allowed to take effect—as the latest order from the Sixth Circuit would permit—it will cause irreparable harm to businesses and employees across the country, and will wreak havoc on supply chains that are already stretched to their limits,” said Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute and a lead attorney representing Phillips Manufacturing & Tower Company and Sixarp LLC against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine mandate. “The Buckeye Institute strongly urges the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly issue an emergency stay and protect our clients and other businesses across the country from this extraordinary governmental overreach and the devastating economic fallout, which is sure to follow.”

Buckeye’s co-counsel in the case are Patrick Strawbridge, Jeffrey M. Harris, and Daniel Shapiro at Consovoy McCarthy PLLC.

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