As a new study shows an 84% increase in cardiac-related deaths in males 18-39 years old within 28 days of receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request to block New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal workers.
The Epoch Times noted that the request to block New York City’s vaccine mandate was brought forward by Anthony Marciano, a New York Police Department detective. Marciano argued that the city should not terminate employees with health or religious concerns if they choose not to take the vaccine.
The high court rejected the application that sought a preliminary injunction on Oct. 11.
A New York State Supreme Court judge blocked the mandate in late December 2021. However, an appeals court overturned that decision, which led Marciano to ask the Supreme Court to intervene.
The tenacious Marciano has pushed forward despite setbacks in court. Notably liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected his first emergency application.
Undeterred, Marciano refiled in September. The new application moved forward when Justice Clarence Thomas determined the full court should hear the case.
On Oct. 11, the majority of the justices rejected Marciano’s plea for an injunction against the mandate.
Patricia Finn, an attorney representing Marciano, released a statement to the Epoch Times:
“We will continue in the Second Circuit with the case, and move our way up the ladder again if needed. We are optimistic about moving forward and expect to reach the Supreme Court in the near future and obtain a favorable ruling.”
According to Finn, the injunction request may have lost ground due to a technicality, as on Sept. 23 the New York State Supreme Court ruled that the city’s vaccine mandate “as it applies to members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), a police union,” was “invalid.”
New York City officials did not respond to a request for comment.
According to the Epoch Times, Marciano’s request for a religious exemption from the vaccine mandate was denied, along with “99% of all religious and medical exemption [requests from] municipal workers … thus far.”
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