A federal choose on Tuesday issued a short lived restraining order stopping Edward Through Faculty of Osteopathic Drugs (VCOM) from requiring college students get vaccinated with a purpose to enroll.
U.S. District Decide Terry A. Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana blocked the school from mandating Covid vaccines or placing restrictions on unvaccinated college students.
Three second-year college students initially filed a federal lawsuit after the school positioned “extreme” restrictions on them once they requested non secular exemptions to the vaccine mandate.
Louisiana Legal professional Common Jeff Landry was initially concerned within the lawsuit as an extra plaintiff however he backed out and filed an amicus transient as an alternative to assist the scholars.
The Trump appointed choose sided with the scholars and mentioned Covid mandates and restrictions will trigger “irreparable hurt” to the scholars.
“Restrictions that preserve college students from finishing their curriculum defeats the aim of getting the appropriate of dissent,” Doughty wrote.
Landry praised the choose’s resolution and launched a press release on Wednesday.
“Even throughout a pandemic, we should defend the rights of our residents,” mentioned Louisiana’s Legal professional Common Jeff Landry. “I’m happy with the court docket’s resolution and glad these college students can concentrate on what’s essential: their schooling.”
Even throughout a pandemic, we should defend the rights of our residents. I’m happy with the court docket’s resolution and glad these college students can concentrate on what’s essential: their schooling.
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) August 18, 2021