Fired NYC Workers hold prayer vigil at Thurgood Marshall Federal Courthouse, NYC

Injunction Denied in 2nd Circuit Federal Court of Appeals

However Case Moves Forward in 2nd Circuit

by Michael Kane


Last week NYC fired workers, residents and activists held a prayer vigil at the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals while the judges deliberated on an injunction before the court in the Kane v. de Blasio, Keil v. NYC, and New Yorkers for Religious Liberty (NYFRL) v. NYC cases dealing with religious exemption to vaccination for NYC workers.

Watch video of the prayer vigil on Instagram from @TeachingLiberty here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CjlswH6Dra6/

The injunction was denied, but the case remains in the 2nd Circuit Court.

The injunction was seeking temporary relief for named plaintiffs while the case is still argued and decided upon in the courts. This week our attorneys filed papers with the court and NYC is required to respond by November 13. Some point after this the court will hold a merits panel which will likely be convened by a 3 judge panel in the 2nd Circuit Court.

While this may seem like a long time it is in fact an expedited basis and is moving forward quite fast considering it is a federal court case. While this seems to mean we will not hear a ruling from the 2nd Circuit until December of 2022 or January 2023 please keep following http://www.TeachersforChoice.org closely as there may be more updates coming soon; possibly even some surprises.

The attorneys on our case are from Children’s Health Defense, Nelson Madden Black, and Alliance Defending Freedom.

The brief filed by our attorneys can be downloaded here:

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