The US Supreme Court blocks the vaccination obligation for large companies

The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration's mandatory vaccination or testing for US companies, but allows for the majority of healthcare professionals to be vaccinated.

The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standard, blocked by the Supreme Court, would have obliged about 80 million workers to vaccinate or to carry out periodic tests, a bit like what happened in Italy before the "Strengthened" Green pass

The OSHA ruling vote was 6-3 with Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan in dissent.

OSHA was rejected because it would have excessively affected the lives of Americans. It would have been too intrusive, given that a large part of the citizens have jobs, for which it was not possible to apply such legislation without adequate parliamentary discussion. In short, the President is not an absolute monarch who reigns and his executive powers are in any case limited, if not supported by a vote of the parliament which, on the rule in question, however, did not exist. The same federal agencies that would have controlled the entire vaccination system would have had excessive power deriving from regulations dating back to the 70s and designed for very different purposes.

Covid has obviously not canceled all the rules that regulate the regular exercise of executive, legislative and judicial powers in the states, at least not in the USA. In Italy it is a very different thing,

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