The Buckeye Institute’s Robert Alt Reacts to OSHA Vaccine Mandate Cases Being Consolidated in the 6th Circuit

Nov 16, 2021

Columbus, OH – Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute and counsel of record representing Phillips Manufacturing and Sixarp LLC against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) vaccine mandate, reacted to Tuesday’s announcement that all cases filed nationwide against the OSHA vaccine mandate have been consolidated into a single case with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where The Buckeye Institute was the first to request a stay of the OSHA mandate in the Sixth Circuit with its Phillips v. U.S. Department of Labor.

“The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate—one of the most far-reaching and invasive rules ever promulgated by the federal government—exceeds OSHA’s authority, violates the major questions doctrine and the Congressional Review Act, tramples on numerous constitutional principles, and unnecessarily inflicts economic damage upon our clients, their workers, and the Midwestern communities where they are located.

“The Buckeye Institute is very pleased that this important case will be heard in the Sixth Circuit where our clients have their businesses and where their employees live and work. We have every confidence that the facts, as outlined in our case, clearly establish that the vaccine mandate is an attempt to circumvent the limits on federal power and impose unconstitutional requirements on individuals.”

With its Phillips v. U.S. Department of Labor case, The Buckeye Institute was the first organization to file a Motion for Emergency Stay with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and is leading the charge against the vaccine mandate.

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

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