The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court today issued an order staying the Biden administration’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandate covering private businesses with 100 or more employees.

The court blocked implementation pending further action, saying there is “cause to believe there are grave constitutional and statutory issues” with the Biden administration’s order.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who yesterday filed a separate lawsuit on the same issue in the Sixth Circuit with six other states, says this bodes well for Kansas even though it is not in the Fifth Circuit.

“I’m optimistic it bodes well for us in the separate lawsuit I filed yesterday challenging the same federal mandate. We’ll keep fighting this reckless and illegal overreach by the Biden administration.”

The ruling gives the Biden administration until 5:00 pm on Monday, November 8 to respond.

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