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University Vaccine Mandate Stays as Justice Barrett Rebuffs Plea

  • Supreme Court justice spurns eight objecting Indiana students
  • Case was high court’s first look at a Covid-19 vaccine mandate
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett turned away a challenge to Indiana University’s requirement that all students be vaccinated against Covid-19 for the fall semester unless they have a religious or medical exemption.

Giving no explanation, Barrett on Thursday summarily denied a request to block the vaccine mandate from eight students who said their constitutional rights were being violated.