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The Pentagon’s position is important because thousands of employees working for all of the major defense contractors operate in Texas. The aerospace and defense industry employs more than 148,000 in the state, according to the Texas Economic Development Corporation.
Federal contractors must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 unless they receive a medical or religious exemption.
Raytheon Technologies, which last month said it would require all of its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, says as much on its job openings website.
“With employee health and safety as our top priority, Raytheon Technologies is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace,” the company states. “Effective November 15, 2021, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated before their start date.”
Earlier this week, Boeing told its 125,000 employees that they must get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Q: Does this clause apply in States or localities that seek to prohibit compliance with any of the workplace safety protocols set forth in the Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors?
A: Yes. These requirements are promulgated pursuant to Federal law and supersede any contrary State or local law or ordinance. Additionally, nothing in the Task Force Guidance shall excuse noncompliance with any applicable State law or municipal ordinance establishing more protective workplace safety protocols than those established under the Task Force Guidance.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: TzarChasm
Constitutional Law is a special branch of legal challenge that carries no fines or imprisonment. It concerns itself with the legality of laws passed and who holds jurisdiction over a specific issue. If the airlines or the DoJ were to bring a lawsuit against Texas for enforcing Abbot's EO, it would be handled as Constitutional Law. Most Federal courts deal in Constitutional Law; the Supreme Court deals exclusively in Constitutional Law. Such a case requires specialized attorneys to bring and argue the case, and unlike in other types of law where the judge[s] simply oversee the trial, judges in a Constitutional Law case can (and often do) ask direct questions of the parties involved.Hopefully that clears up some misunderstandings.
Violation of the judgement rendered under Constitutional Law becomes a Criminal Law matter, enforceable by whichever legal system has jurisdiction. That is, if the court rules in favor of Biden's EO, the DoF will have jurisdiction to enforce the decision on Texas; if the court rules in favor of Texas, Texas will have jurisdiction over enforcing the decision.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
AMENDMENT XIV - Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.
Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.