The US Supreme Court issued two per curia rulings yesterday. Basically, the same set of facts, yet two entirely differing conclusions. According to Victoria Taft:
Here’s the quick and dirty take of the U.S. Supreme Court’s two COVID-shot mandate decisions on Thursday: If one works for a private company with more than 100 employees, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) may not order them to get jabbed with a COVID shot, but if you’re a health care worker at a health facility that receives Medicare and Medicaid funding, you can. Apparently, Americans cease to have bodily integrity and religious rights if they work at hospitals that serve Medicare and Medicaid patients, but not if they work for private companies. There’s a word for that: incoherent.
It is easy to understand when you realize that Chief Justice John Roberts was in the majority on both rulings. He and his sycophant Kavanaugh (who has never, evidently, had an original thought) flipped from the first to the second, even though the facts are remarkably similar.
We truly don't know if this was a win, or a a loss, because both cases were sent back tot he lower courts for a full hearing.
The Roberts court is incoherent because Roberts is incoherent. If I ever have the opportunity, I will spit on the man's shoes.