Calling the Shots: Multistate Challenges to Federal Vaccine Mandates

Multistate litigation brought by state attorneys general (“AGs”) frustrated the Biden administration’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by vaccinating workers. Nationwide injunctions played an important role in halting the implementation of vaccine mandates in multistate actions. State challenges to vaccine mandates are consistent with AG lawsuit trends against recent presidential administrations.1 These challenges also reveal new emerging patterns that shed light on the future of multistate litigation and nationwide injunctions. State vaccine mandate lawsuits have continued to raise criticisms of nationwide injunctions and, at the same time, provide insights on pathways forward for reform.


Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest