I have unfortunate news to announce. The Second Circuit issued an order today denying our clients’ bid to obtain a preliminary injunction against New York COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare workers that eliminates religious exemptions. The Second Circuit has promised a forthcoming opinion, but it has issued its order without the opinion.
My colleagues and I at Pattis & Smith, LLC will prepare and file an emergency application for injunctive relief with the United States Supreme Court as soon as possible. My only comment on the matter is as follows:
“New York’s mandate forces an abominable choice on New York healthcare workers: abandon their faith or lose their careers. Diane Bono, Michelle Melendez, and Michelle Synakowski have refused to buy one-way tickets to hell on the hysteria express. They have committed their futures to God’s hands, and we remain optimistic that the United States Supreme Court will strike down New York’s discriminatory mandate as violating the First Amendment.”