Statement from Attorney General Cameron on Sixth Circuit’s Ruling in Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 12, 2023) – Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld an injunction against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors, ruling in favor of the legal challenge brought by Attorney General Cameron alongside Ohio, Tennessee, and two sheriffs from Ohio.

In November of 2021, a preliminary injunction was issued in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, halting the mandate from taking effect in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee while the case was litigated fully in court. Today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit follows arguments made by Attorney General Cameron’s team last July.

“The Sixth Circuit's decision is a resounding victory against unlawful federal overreach into the personal medical decisions of Kentuckians.

We argued that the federal contractor vaccine mandate is unlawful and that the Biden Administration does not have the authority to impose such a sweeping mandate on Kentuckians.

For over a year, the Biden Administration has fought against us, but the court has agreed with our legal arguments and has halted the federal contractor vaccine mandate for Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.”