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Judge blocks Navy vaccine rule: "No COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment"

Jan 04, 2022 View Original Article
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    -6% Center

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  • Policy Leaning

    -30% Medium Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    -65% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

54% : COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment""The Navy service members in this case seek to vindicate the very freedoms they have sacrificed so much to protect," O'Connor wrote.
50% : Navy Seals argued mandate violates First Amendment and religious freedom law.
48% : There is no COVID-19 exception to the First Amendment.
47% : The plaintiffs' religious beliefs include "(1) opposition to abortion and the use of aborted fetal cell lines in development of the vaccine; (2) belief that modifying one's body is an afront [sic] to the Creator; (3) direct, divine instruction not to receive the vaccine; and (4) opposition to injecting trace amounts of animal cells into one's body," O'Connor wrote.
46% : "Thirty-five Navy Special Warfare service members allege that the military's mandatory vaccination policy violates their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act," Judge Reed O'Connor wrote in the ruling out of US District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

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