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uspol 

lol, the supreme court blocked the OSHA vaccine mandate for large employers. 馃ぃ 馃ぃ

Welcome to whose pandemic is it anyway!? The economic system where the public health protections are made up and voting doesn't matter.

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uspol 

I'm curious how this ruling is going to be interpreted by lower courts for non-pandemic things. The majority statement says that OSHA can't set safety standards, but instead congress needs to do that. So, are all workplace safety measures dictated by politicians?

uspol 

also, implementing this across the country would have also been a disaster. Employers who don't know how to set their wifi password would all of a sudden be holding onto employee medical info, and they would have little time to implement it.

The idea that OSHA can't set workplace standards and instead just enforces them is bizarre to me. Does this overturn state OSHA requirements for masks as well?

uspol 

Unlike her conservative colleagues, Justice Elena Kagan was reluctant to substitute the court鈥檚 judgment for that of the occupational health experts at OSHA.

鈥淲hy in the world would courts decide this question?鈥 Kagan asked during oral arguments.

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This is the question. I can't believe Kagan was the one to put it forward, but yes why are courts deciding this?

uspol 

@polymerwitch so it's allowing for bouncing back to the states, as well as congress? either way, wtf

uspol 

@polymerwitch *thinks of all the fucked-up shit that's happened at a state level over the past several decades, including in CA*

uspol 

@polymerwitch The federal level response to handling the pandemic is becoming like the outcome of Bush v. Gore, it seems. "Sure, what we just did makes no sense, but have you considered that we can do it anyway?"

uspol 

@polymerwitch I'm not sure there's any relevance to that comparison, other than aaaaa in terms of generalized statist fuckery

uspol 

@polymerwitch The United States of aaaaa. Here's our flag from now on

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