Sotomayor Rejects Request to Block NYC Covid Vaccine Mandate for Teachers

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejected a request on Friday from New York City teachers seeking to block the city’s vaccine mandate for teachers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the mandate in August, ultimately setting the deadline as 5 p.m. today to get the first dose or face unpaid leave up until September 2022.

A group of four teachers and teaching assistants petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday, but Sotomayor turned down their request without comment — much like Justice Amy Coney Barrett rejecting a similar request from students at Indiana University.

Rachel Maniscalco, one of the court petitioners, said that “the mayor needs to understand that we all feel very much betrayed.”

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