Fed Judge Denies Chicago Firefighters’ Request to Halt Vax Mandate

There are still people going around talking about how people should fight back against these mandates. I actually think people should fight back, but they sure as heck shouldn’t expect to win.

There have thus far been zero wins in federal court.


A federal judge on Friday denied a motion by 130 Chicago firefighters and other city employees to temporarily halt enforcement of the city’s requirement that all its workers report whether they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccination or risk being put on no-pay status.

During an hourlong hearing, U.S. District Judge John Lee methodically dismantled arguments made in the lawsuit. He said, for example, that he saw no evidence that either Mayor Lori Lightfoot or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker exceeded their authority by imposing mandates earlier this year to slow the spread of the deadly virus.

The judge also pointed to a host of problems and shortcomings in the lawsuit, including what he said was a lack of scientific evidence to support the contention that the natural immunity for people who have had the virus is superior to the protection from the vaccine.

Lee said employees were making the same arguments that the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of appeals rejected just this summer when it ruled that Indiana University could proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for the virus. And he said the court had rejected he argument made by the students and the city employees that forcing them to receive an unwanted medical treatment was a violation of their constitutional rights.

I’ve linked the resistance guide: An American Guide to Resisting Vax Mandates (It Won’t Work, But It’s Here).

But all you’re doing in that case is buying time. This is a matter of “historical necessity,” and they are going to force you to get this vaccine, or be forced out of society.