Maybe there’s some life in the judiciary, after all.
It’s not in New England, but pretty close: a judge actually sided with healthcare workers against the mandate regime:
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that New York must continue to allow healthcare workers to seek exemptions from a statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate on religious grounds as a lawsuit challenging the requirement proceeds.
Judge David Hurd in Utica had issued a temporary restraining order a month ago after 17 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals claimed in a lawsuit their rights would be violated with a vaccine mandate that disallowed the exemptions.
The article notes that Hurd differed from other judges in thinking that “the public interest lies with enforcing the guarantees enshrined in the Constitution and federal anti-discrimination law.” It’s depressing that more judges don’t think that’s where the public interest lies.