Texas Judge Doubts He Can Stop United's Vaccine Mandate

By Katie Buehler (October 13, 2021, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge Wednesday told United Airlines and a proposed class of employees challenging the airline's vaccine mandate he was wary of ordering a private company to change its policy, kicking off a full-day hearing on the employees' bid to stop the mandate by paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson. 

U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman invoked the Founding Father ahead of a hearing in Fort Worth on the proposed class's motion for a preliminary injunction against the airline. The judge roughly quoted Jefferson, saying he believes the federal judiciary, which should be the least dangerous branch of government, has too much power right...

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