Attorney Tim Jacob discusses legality of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – On Thursday, President Joe Biden spoke about his new vaccine mandate. Federal government employees, contractors, medical facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid and any employer with 100 employees or more will all need to make sure employees are vaccinated or they’ll have to show weekly negative COVID-19 test results.

We spoke with a local labor law expert to find out more about the legality of the mandate.

“I’m not sure either [if it’s legal] from my end since I represent only employers. I think it’s not, but that

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6th Circ. Won’t Rehear St. Luke’s Contract Termination Appeal

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By J. Edward Moreno (September 10, 2021, 5:57 PM EDT) — The Sixth Circuit won’t rehear St. Luke’s Hospital’s bid for a preliminary injunction barring ProMedica Health System from terminating insurance contracts with the hospital and its physician group.

In an order filed Friday, the Sixth Circuit denied St. Luke’s petition for an en banc hearing after a panel tossed the preliminary injunction on Aug. 10, ruling that ProMedica “had a legitimate business explanation” for ending its contract with St. Luke’s and that the damages the hospital is seeking are purely monetary, which does not meet the bar of “irreparable

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Expunge a Criminal Record | Georgia.gov

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You can restrict public access to your criminal records.

Certain criminal history records can be hidden or sealed from the public. People with a records restriction are able to apply for jobs, housing, or licenses without their record appearing on a background check. Your criminal record will not be permanently deleted or destroyed and will still be available to judicial officials and criminal justice agencies.

Arrests that qualify for restriction include, but are not limited to, cases that are closed without conviction and certain misdemeanors.

The process to restrict your records depends on the date of your arrest and which

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Gov. Cooper vetoes bill aimed at increasing punishment for riots, civil disorder in North Carolina

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV/AP) – Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that was aimed at increasing penalties for rioting and civil disorder in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper made the following statement on House Bill 805:

“People who commit crimes during riots and at other times should be prosecuted and our laws provide for that, but this legislation is unnecessary and is intended to intimidate and deter people from exercising their constitutional rights to peacefully protest,” Gov. Cooper said.

Cooper had previously expressed concerns about House Bill 805: Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, pushed by Republicans seeking to deter future

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Biden Uses Array of Legal Tools to Mandate Vaccines, Testing Limits of His Power

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s far-reaching assertion of executive authority to require Covid-19 vaccines for 100 million American workers relies on a set of complicated legal tools that will test the power — and the limits — of the federal government to compel personal health care decisions.

To more aggressively confront the coronavirus pandemic, Mr. Biden is pulling several levers of presidential power: He is using an emergency provision in the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; he is threatening to withhold federal funding from hospitals and other health care organizations; and he is embracing his authority as chief executive

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