Yeah, try the Supreme Court – LOL.
What do people not understand about the word “totalitarianism”?
Is that word not comprehensive enough, so that it should not need further explanation?
A group of eight Indiana University students have asked the Supreme Court to block the Big Ten school’s mandate that students, faculty and staff be fully vaccinated beginning in the fall semester.
The challenge follows two lower court rulings upholding the university’s requirement. The students submitted their request for an injunction to Justice Amy Coney Barrett, a former judge on the same appeals court where a three-judge panel voted unanimously to deny their petition Monday.
The students argue that they have “a constitutional right to bodily integrity, autonomy, and of medical treatment choice in the context of a vaccination mandate.”
The initial vaccine mandate, announced in May, contains exemptions for religious or medical reasons, as well as for online-only students. Exempt students must be tested twice a week for COVID-19. The university initially was going to require students and employees to provide immunization documentation but reversed course after backlash. Students and employees now must simply attest to their vaccination in an online form.
The school also announced Wednesday that all students must wear a mask indoors while on campus regardless of vaccination status.
The requirements apply to roughly 90,000 students and 40,000 employees on seven campuses across the Hoosier State. Students who don’t comply will have their registration canceled and workers who don’t will lose their jobs.
The students challenging the mandate note that six of them have already received a religious exemption. Their filing cites the notorious Tuskegee syphilis study in arguing that the university’s rule is “contrary to modern medical ethics,” which they claim “require voluntary and informed consent for any procedure, or drug that imposes a medical risk to an individual.”
This will be no different than the Houston Hospital situation – if they do get to some court to complain, the ruling will be that a public university is a private company and they can therefore do whatever they want to anyone.
It’s libertarian totalitarianism.
Really, there is no consistent internal logic.
It’s just “shut up and do as you’re told, slave.”
Lots of people support this kind of thinking.
Wow, just when America lost faith in college educated students, brave free thinkers from Indiana University step up. For a generation with no balls this is a throwback to the 60s. pic.twitter.com/2KD1H5PNDb
— Gentleman Antebellum (@StonewallJack4) August 7, 2021
Challenge to Indiana University vaccine mandate from students reaches Supreme Court https://t.co/AEpp3Jafzh
Lower courts have ruled against the students, citing a Supreme Court decision from 1905 which held that a state may require vaccines against smallpox. pic.twitter.com/gM4ZaEIsBr
— Ruth Ann Crystal, MD (@CatchTheBaby) August 7, 2021
Should read-Indiana university students ask judge to allow them to keep spreading covid
— augie G (@babyeatnbydingo) August 7, 2021