by Michael Kane
On February 24, 2022, our cases against the NYC DOE regarding the religious exemption to vaccination for educators were argued in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. You can hear the oral argument at the following link:
This is a complex situation so I will do my best to explain.
Our case has just (barely) made it into consideration by the highest court in the country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America. The first week in March when SCOTUS meets they should be considering IF they will hear our case on an emergency appeal basis.
At the same time, our case is still in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorneys Sujata Gibson and Barry Black argued brilliantly, yet again, on behalf of NYC Educators who have recently been fired for declining covid vaccination. I was fired on February 18, 2022.
We will have more updates as they come.