Praise! Judge Sides with Airmen’s Religious Exemptions
A District Court judge has sided with Air Force soldiers seeking religious exemptions, preventing them from receiving unjust punishments.
From Just the News. A District Court judge in Ohio granted a temporary injunction Thursday on the Air Force’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all of the branch’s members requesting a religious exemption.
U.S. District Court Judge Matthew McFarland, of the Southern District of Ohio, granted the 14-day injunction in the case of Doster v. Kendall, giving the government seven days to respond and explain “why this Court should not grant a class-wide preliminary injunction,” according to the court order.
The injunction applies to the entire Air Force and Space Force, including the Air Force Reserve, which submitted a Religious Accommodation Request. No punishment, discipline, or adverse action may be taken against the military members under the injunction.
“This is a huge victory for many of my Air Force clients. Another federal judge has found that ‘The facts show Defendants have engaged in a pattern of denying religious accommodation requests,’ ” said R. Davis Younts, a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserves and a Judge Advocate General’s Corps lawyer…
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(Excerpt from Just the News. Photo Credit: Bob Smith on Unsplash)
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