Once again, a nationwide vaccine mandate by President Joe Biden has been blocked in federal court.

On Dec. 7 U.S. District Judge R. Stan Baker issued a temporary stay on Biden’s attempt to force COVID shots on all employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. This is the third major blow to the president’s attempt to broadly impose the experimental injection on America’s workforce.

Baker’s order came in response to a seven-state lawsuit on behalf of federal contractors in Utah, West Virginia, South Carolina, Idaho, Kansas, Alabama and Georgia. The ruling is nationwide because one of the contractors conducts business across the country.

In issuing his ruling, Baker said the plaintiffs are “likely to succeed” in claiming that the president overstepped his lawful authority.

“The Court acknowledges the tragic toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought throughout the nation and the globe,” Baker wrote. “However, even in times of crisis this Court must preserve the rule of law and ensure that all branches of government act within the bounds of their constitutionally granted authorities.”

Bakers ruling follows a separate stay on Biden’s federal contractor mandate issued by a separate judge in Kentucky earlier this month. Unlike Baker’s ruling, the Kentucky stay only applied to the three states involved in that lawsuit.

Biden first issued his executive order on Sept. 9, stating that all federal contractors had to be deemed fully vaccinated by Jan. 18. Some exemptions were possible for medical or religious reasons. This has taken a heavy toll on Alaska, where many private companies rely heavily on federal contracts in the energy and transportation and construction industries.

With the latest blow to Biden vaccine agenda, airlines, transportation companies and other businesses that regularly contract with the federal government do not have to mandate vaccines for their workforce in order to continue working for the federal government. These companies can, however, impose mandates on their own if they wish.

The Dec. 7 ruling adds to Biden’s string of legal setbacks regarding vax mandates, including one for all companies with more than 100 employees, and another for health care workers. It’s expected that each of these cases will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The only federal mandate still in place is the one Biden imposed on the military and federal employees.

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Judge blocks Biden’s vax mandate for federal contractors, including those in Alaska

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Yetitrax says:

    Altogether now, in 3-2-1 “Let’s Go Brandon.”

  • Greg in Homer says:

    Another victory for liberty over tyranny. We are winning.

  • Brandon says:

    Tyrannical dictators claim to act in the interest and will of the people.. to gain votes & power.
    That is their modus operandi. Consistently tho.. they do not full-fill their promises.
    It would be nice if the majority would wake up already…
    -Let’s Go Brandon!!!

  • Brandon says:

    “Let’s Go Brandon”

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    The Travel MASK MANDATE is still in effect! STOP THIS MADNESS!

  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    What is truly fascinating is to listen to the proponents of these mandates double down despite the courts issuing stays on account of constitutional freedoms. I love that we’re speaking so openly now! The authoritarians aren’t hiding the ball anymore – they just genuinely hate that YOU are free.

    • Sold our soul for nothing says:

      Ok, I’m going to ask a question and please don’t execute me. My wife and I took the jab back in September due to the pending mandate because we fell under both areas 100 employees and government contractor. We can’t afford to lose our jobs, we felt like we were backed into a corner so we took it. If the mandate is killed, what recourse, if any, do we have because neither one of us wanted it.

  • Eva says:

    Thank God for the honest judges. We need to stay in the fight though. No time to relax. We ALL need to do our part educating people that there are other ways to get through covid and that natural immunity is yet the best one to overcome all the other variants easily, according to several very highly educated doctors. And let us not forget that on a cruise ship of ALL VACCINATED people, covid broke out. How can that be? Well, the shot doesn’t work very well, but it does have huge side effects for many. Just recently here in the Valley, someone had a massive heart attack due to the vaccine, while he was driving and caused a terrible accident, injuring others. So do we now need to say, he was driving under the influence of the jab? And is that legal, because of the high chance of loosing control of the vehicle? One wonders. What about pilots and bus drivers etc?

    • Woody in Fairbanks says:

      Don’t forget Truck Driver’s also. I know many who have gotten the jabberdoo. Insane.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Let’s Go Brandon
    Same to you Alaska airlines
    Stop the masking madness

  • jh says: