New Orleans, LA - September 2, 2022
On Friday, September 2, 2022, the Americas Frontline Doctors’ (AFLDS) legal team was honored to file an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Fifth Circuit (the court), in support of a lower court’s blocking of a mandate that requires federal workers to receive experimental COVID-19 injections (the injections), a copy of which can be found here.
AFLDS filed the amicus curiae brief with the court en banc, as amicus curiae in support of the plaintiffs in Feds for Medical Freedom, et al v. Joseph R. Biden, et al, Case No. 22-40043 (the case). Feds for Medical Freedom is a grassroots, non-profit group formed to defend over 6,000 federal workers and contractors nationwide who justifiably refuse to take the injections as required under the Biden Administration’s illegal and coercive Executive Order No. 14043 (federal employee mandate), which was issued last September 2021.
The federal employee mandate requires all federal employees to receive the injections or suffer disciplinary actions including job loss.
An amicus curiae brief is a legal brief filed in appeals cases by amicus curiae, (which, translated from Latin, simply means “a friend of the court”). An amicus curiae brief is filed voluntarily by a non-participating but interested third-party or organization possessing specialized knowledge and expertise to further assist the court in a prior court’s opinion.
It is the consensus of AFLDS that the injections do not prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, and relevant federal agencies have also repeatedly acknowledged this consensus. Thus, there is no scientific or legal justification for segregating injected and un-injected people.
Also, in addition to potentially causing serious injuries and deaths, the federal employee mandate violates express federal statutory law, violates the Nuremberg Code as codified by federal regulations, constitutes practicing medicine without a license, and is an unconstitutional violation of the right to refuse medical treatment. AFLDS stands by all of this, and we will continue to share this information accordingly with the courts and the American public. We support our stance with bona fide scientific studies and world-renowned experts and will continue to do so whenever we have the opportunity.
It’s been almost a year since countless thousands of workers across the country were faced with the choice to inject themselves against their will with the injections or risk irrevocably losing their careers and livelihoods. The threat of having to accept a coercive, unwanted, and scientifically unnecessary medical treatment - or face job loss - is an evil Faustian bargain that was tragically foisted on a large swath of the American workforce. It was further magnified when the Biden Administration instituted the federal employee mandate. The plaintiffs in the case claim that the mandate is illegal and irrational, and we at AFLDS wholeheartedly agree.
The case will be presented again in front of the entire panel of judges who serve on the court. The judges will then vote to decide whether the original, three-judge panel was correct in reversing the lower court’s decision to grant a preliminary injunction against the Biden Administration. This is an incredibly important case. It is rare, if ever, that a case is granted a hearing en banc, as we previously reported in our press release dated June 29, 2022, a copy of which can be found here.
The opportunity to have the entire panel of judges from the court hear the evidence and vote on a decision previously made by only three judges helps to eliminate bias; and, hopefully, generate a fairer opinion. We at AFLDS are hopeful for a positive outcome and that most judges will do the right thing by ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.
All American employees must be legally protected from penalties or job loss simply because they maintain their right to bodily autonomy and refuse the injections. We also hope a ruling in the plaintiffs’ favor will subsequently set a precedent so that Biden - and all future Presidents -will never have the authority to make such illegal mandates again.
The hearing will be held next on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (CT). Please follow this link to view information about the hearing. Click on this link to listen live to an oral argument: En Banc Courtroom. (Note: this link is active only during the hearing.) As the outcome of this single case could transform and affect the lives of every single American, we encourage everyone who has the availability to please listen in.
Similarly filed amicus curiae briefs are as follows:
1. Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), joined by the National Health Federation (NHF): here.
2. 38 Members of Congress file Amici Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees: here.
3. Institute for Health Research Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellees: here.
4. En Banc Brief for Appellees: here.
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