ARIZONA NEWS

Brnovich hoping for fast, favorable Supreme Court rulings on vaccine cases

Jan 7, 2022, 12:05 PM

PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court issues fast, favorable rulings after hearing two cases Friday related to federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

“I do expect the court to act fairly quickly,” he told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s The Mike Broomhead Show. “And if you look at how they took this case, how they required the briefing quickly and how they set oral argument, even on a Friday, I think it’s an indication that the court will move quickly.”

At Brnovich’s direction, Arizona is part of four lawsuits challenging federal vaccine policies. The nation’s highest court on Friday heard arguments on two of them – one concerning an employee mandate for private businesses with at least 100 workers and the other for health care facilities that receive federal funding.

Lower courts have issued preliminary injunctions in both cases, keeping the policies from being implemented.

Brnovich called the Biden administration’s vaccine policies “an unprecedented power grab” that would set “a dangerous precedent.”

He also said the Supreme Court’s conservative makeup – six of the nine justices were chosen by Republican presidents – could play a role how the cases are decided.

“I do think that if you look at the makeup of the court right now, it leans towards rule of law, you know, originalism when it comes to the Constitution,” he said.

“And what we’ve always argued is that no president — Republican, Democrat, independent, whoever that person is — has the power to mandate or tell anyone they have to inject something in their body.”

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Brnovich hoping for fast, favorable Supreme Court rulings on vaccine cases