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    Trump’s Supreme Court Denies Religious Exemptions to Mandatory COVID-19 Shots to Maine Health Care Workers
    October 30, 2021
    by Brian Shilhavy
    Editor, Health Impact News

    Two Supreme Court Justices appointed by President Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, provided the “swing votes” in Friday’s 6-3 ruling to deny Maine Health Care Workers religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines as a condition for employment.

    "For the first time this week, all 9 justices of the Supreme Court of the United States participated in an emergency hearing to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

    The case was a “religious exemption” case for Maine healthcare workers who were given until Friday, October 29, 2021 to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate as a condition for employment.

    The Right-wing Christian group, Liberty Counsel, represented about 2000 healthcare workers in Maine who claimed they were denied filing religious exemptions to the mandate, while medical exemptions were allowed.

    Fetal tissue cells are used in the production of COVID-19 vaccines, and earlier this month Project Veritas published a video from a Pfizer employee whistleblower who claims that internal communication at Pfizer tried to hide this fact from the public, in an effort to reduce or eliminate religious exemption claims. See:

    Pfizer Whistleblower Claims Pfizer Hid Information from the Public About Using Fetal Tissue to Develop their COVID-19 Vaccine:

    The Supreme Court rejected the Maine healthcare workers claim in a 6-3 decision, with Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett providing the “swing votes,” joining Justice Stephen Breyer in denying the petition.

    As a result, now thousands of healthcare workers in Maine face losing their jobs, and probably many more thousands, if not millions, nationwide.

    The three dissenting justices were Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Gorsuch (also a Trump appointee) wrote the dissenting opinion and stated:

    Maine has adopted a new regulation requiring certain healthcare workers to receive COVID–19 vaccines if they wish to keep their jobs. Unlike comparable rules in most other States, Maine’s rule contains no exemption for those whose sincerely held religious beliefs preclude them from accepting the vaccination.

    The applicants before us are a physician who operates a medical practice and eight other healthcare workers. No one questions that these individuals have served patients on the front line of the COVID– 19 pandemic with bravery and grace for 18 months now. App. to Application for Injunctive Relief, Exh. 6, ¶8 (Complaint).

    Yet, with Maine’s new rule coming into effect, one of the applicants has already lost her job for refusing to betray her faith; another risks the imminent loss of his medical practice. The applicants ask us to enjoin further enforcement of Maine’s new rule as to them, at least until we can decide whether to accept their petition for certiorari. I would grant that relief.

    Gorsuch also addressed the hypocrisy in allowing medical exemptions, but not religious exemptions:

    No one questions that protecting patients and health care workers from contracting COVID–19 is a laudable objective. But Maine does not suggest a worker who is unvaccinated for medical reasons is less likely to spread or contract the virus than someone who is unvaccinated for religious reasons.

    Nor may any government blithely assume those claiming a medical exemption will be more willing to wear protective gear, submit to testing, or take other precautions than someone seeking a religious exemption.

    He could have easily added that the vaccinated are at least as likely to spread COVID-19, if not more likely, based on available data.

    He also addressed the hypocrisy of the State’s assertion that denying religious exemptions would “protect the State’s healthcare infrastructure.”

    That leaves Maine’s third asserted interest: protecting the State’s healthcare infrastructure. According to Maine, “[a]n outbreak among healthcare workers requiring them to quarantine, or to be absent . . . as a result of illness caused by COVID–19, could cripple the facility’s ability to Cite as: 595 U. S. ____ (2021) 5 provide care.” Shah Decl. 44, ¶56.

    But as we have already seen, Maine does not dispute that unvaccinated religious objectors and unvaccinated medical objectors are equally at risk for contracting COVID–19 or spreading it to their colleagues. Nor is it any answer to say that, if the State required vaccination for medical objectors, they might suffer side effects resulting in fewer medical staff available to treat patients.

    If the State refuses religious exemptions, religious workers will be fired for refusing to violate their faith, which will also mean fewer healthcare workers available to care for patients. (Full opinion here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinion...21a90_6j37.pdf)

    This is now the fourth time the Supreme Court has refused to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate via an emergency order, but it is the first one where all 9 justices were involved, and we can clearly see what the result was.

    The facts and reasoning for this case, as written by Justice Gorsuch, are so simple and so basic, that the only explanation that can explain this denial of religious exemptions is that Corporate America, and not the judiciary, nor the presidency, nor Congress, are running the country now and calling the shots.

    This has, of course, been going on for a very long time now, but this is so blatant and so arrogant, that it takes corruption in the United States to a whole new level.

    The response to COVID-19, started by President Donald Trump and his Operation Warp Speed, has transferred $TRILLIONS to Big Pharma and Corporate America. They have never been so invested in something in the past that comes even close to comparing to the scale of the COVID-19 response and transfer of wealth they have received.

    This IS the New World Order that we are watching unfold right before our eyes, and if you still think this is a “conspiracy theory” then you need to wake up, and wake up fast.

    These world leaders that comprise this “Global Public-Private Partnership” that Iain Davis so eloquently exposed earlier this week, have made their intentions very clear, and they are so bold now that they could care less if a growing percentage of the public is waking up and is on to them now.

    They truly believe that nothing can stop them now, and if the public does not arise in mass and start refusing their orders, they will be correct.

    They control all aspects of U.S. Government now, including the CDC, FDA, NIH, and other federal agencies that determine health policies, and for those who do not follow their orders, they just get them into the courts and ultimately they will end up at the Supreme Court, which they obviously have firm control over.

    Are Red State Governors Heroes or Controlled Opposition?

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis are Republican Governors of the two largest Republican States in the U.S.

    The corporate Globalists running the United States, like the executives and investors behind Pfizer, need a divided public to accomplish their goals and prevent the public from acting in unison to oppose their takeover of this country.

    They continue to do this through partisan politics, dividing the country as “republican” or “democrat,” “liberal” or “conservative,” etc.

    What about the recent moves by some Red State Republican Governors who have issued executive orders, or perhaps even signed legislation, that seeks to prevent employers from mandating the COVID-19 shots as a condition for employment?

    It makes for good rhetoric to keep the country divided, but as we clearly see now, ultimately it does not matter what they do or sign into law, because it will eventually make its way to the Supreme Court, and we know now how they will most likely rule on all similar cases involving vaccine mandates and exemptions.

    I have previously stated that these Red State governors are wolves in sheep clothing, and I stand by that statement. See:

    Wolves in Sheep Clothing – Republican Governors are Pro-Bioweapon Injections Despite Opposing COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”

    Not one of them took any action to protect the children in their state when the FDA and CDC gave approval to start injecting children between the ages of 12 and 15 with the experimental Pfizer shots last May. Many of these young people are now dead, or suffering from heart disease and lifelong disabilities, when they had an almost ZERO risk from dying from COVID-19.

    And now the FDA has just issued a new EUA to allow the medical system to start injecting children as young as 5 years old with the dangerous COVID-19 experimental shots.

    Any governor, whether Red State or Blue State, who wants to prove to the citizens in their state that they are NOT taking their orders from Corporate America and Big Pharma, needs to immediately do two things to ensure that the law is enforced in their own states regarding the injection of COVID-19 shots into any child.

    First, prohibit any school district or medical institution from mandating a shot that is not even FDA approved yet as being a condition for enrollment or participation, whether private or public.

    Secondly, make sure the law is obeyed and that any parent who wants to allow their child get an experimental, non-FDA approved COVID-19 shot, receive a copy of the FDA Vaccine Information Sheet (VIS) for their age group, and read it, prior to deciding to allow their child to receive an experimental shot.


    And we know the U.S. Supreme Court cannot be depended upon to uphold the law now, so as Governor of your State, this is YOUR responsibility.

    Here is the FDA VIS just published for COVID-19 Pfizer “vaccines” to be given to 5 to-11-year olds. (Source: https://www.fda.gov/media/153717/download )

    Here is what the FDA has published in this VIS for the Pfizer shot to be offered to children between the ages of 5 and 11 that is supposed to be given to parents.


    This Vaccine Information Fact Sheet contains information to help you understand the risks and benefits of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, which your child may receive because there is currently a pandemic of COVID-19. Talk to your child’s vaccination provider if you have questions.



    Tell the vaccination provider about all of your child’s medical conditions, including if your child:

    • has any allergies
    • has had myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
    • has a fever
    • has a bleeding disorder or is on a blood thinner
    • is immunocompromised or is on a medicine that affects your child’s immune system
    • is pregnant
    • is breastfeeding
    • has received another COVID-19 vaccine
    • has ever fainted in association with an injection


    Your child should not get the vaccine if your child:

    • had a severe allergic reaction after a previous dose of this vaccine
    • had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient of this vaccine.


    There is a remote chance that the vaccine could cause a severe allergic reaction. A severe allergic reaction would usually occur within a few minutes to one hour after getting a dose of the vaccine. For this reason, your child’s vaccination provider may ask
    your child to stay at the place where your child received the vaccine for monitoring after vaccination. Signs of a severe allergic reaction can include:

    • Difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of the face and throat
    • A fast heartbeat
    • A bad rash all over the body
    • Dizziness and weakness

    Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) and pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart) have occurred in some people who have received the vaccine. In most of these people, symptoms began within a few days following receipt of the
    second dose of vaccine. The chance of having this occur is very low. You should seek medical attention right away if your child has any of the following symptoms after receiving the vaccine:

    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering, or pounding heart

    Side effects that have been reported with the vaccine include:

    • severe allergic reactions
    • non-severe allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, or swelling of the face
    • myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle)
    • pericarditis (inflammation of the lining outside the heart)
    • injection site pain
    • tiredness
    • headache
    • muscle pain
    • chills
    • joint pain
    • fever
    • injection site swelling
    • injection site redness
    • nausea
    • feeling unwell
    • swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)
    • decreased appetite
    • diarrhea
    • vomiting
    • arm pain
    • fainting in association with injection of the vaccine

    These may not be all the possible side effects of the vaccine. Serious and unexpected side effects may occur.

    The possible side effects of the vaccine are still being studied in clinical trials.


    Under the EUA, there is an option to accept or refuse receiving the vaccine. Should you decide for your child not to receive it, it will not change your child’s standard medical care.

    Read the entire VIS here: https://www.fda.gov/media/153717/download

    As we have published in the past with all of these experimental vaccines given EUAs, the FDA has illegally issued ALL of these EUAs, because they have stated:

    The FDA may issue an EUA when certain criteria are met, which includes that there are no adequate, approved, available alternatives.

    There are many alternative treatments used by tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of doctors around the world now that successfully treat the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

    That said, this VIS is required by law to be given to parents and patients PRIOR to getting injected with one of these experimental shots, and they clearly state that there is tremendous risk associated with the shots, and that they are still in the experimental stage.

    How many people know that PRIOR to getting an injection?

    Based on the articles we have published where people have died or become disabled after the shots, most did not know what the risks were, but wished they had.

    This entire COVID-19 vaccination campaign is illegal, but justice will not be found in the judicial system.

    So if any governor wants to prove that they are not controlled by Pfizer and Corporate America, then all they have to do is make sure the law is enforced in their state, and that NO SCHOOL, CLINIC, or any other institution can mandate children to get one of these shots, and that the VIS sheets are given to all parents and required to read them before deciding to give their child an experimental shot.

    If any governor fails to do this, which I suspect all will, then know for certain that they are controlled by Pfizer and Corporate America, and that they will do nothing to protect your child. They are fellow criminals, no matter what their party affiliation is.

    The only option left to Americans at this point is to RESIST! Even if it means losing your job or your child’s opportunity to attend a school. Major changes are coming, one way or another, and you want to be on the right side of truth and justice, no matter what the cost.

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    !!! Good News !!!

    Health Care Workers Settle COVID Shot Mandate for $10.3 Million
    Jul 29, 2022

    Today, Liberty Counsel settled the nation’s first classwide lawsuit for health care workers over a COVID shot mandate, for more than $10.3 million. The class action settlement against NorthShore University HealthSystem is on behalf of more than 500 current and former health care workers who were unlawfully discriminated against and denied religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate. The agreed upon settlement was filed today in the federal Northern District Court of Illinois.

    As a result of the settlement, NorthShore will pay $10,337,500 to compensate these health care employees who were victims of religious discrimination, and who were punished for their religious beliefs against taking an injection associated with aborted fetal cells.

    This is a historic, first-of-its-kind class action settlement against a private employer who unlawfully denied hundreds of religious exemption requests to COVID-19 shots.

    The settlement must be approved by the federal District Court. Employees of NorthShore who were denied religious exemptions will receive notice of the settlement, and will have an opportunity to comment, object, request to opt out, or submit a claim form for payment out of the settlement fund, all in accordance with deadlines that will be set by the court.

    As part of the settlement agreement, NorthShore will also change its unlawful “no religious accommodations” policy to make it consistent with the law, and to provide religious accommodations in every position across its numerous facilities. No position in any NorthShore facility will be considered off limits to unvaccinated employees with approved religious exemptions.

    In addition, employees who were terminated because of their religious refusal of the COVID shots will be eligible for rehire if they apply within 90 days of final settlement approval by the court, and they will retain their previous seniority level.

    The amount of individual payments from the settlement fund will depend on how many valid and timely claim forms are submitted during the claims process. If the settlement is approved by the court and all or nearly all of the affected employees file valid and timely claims, it is estimated that employees who were terminated or resigned because of their religious refusal of a COVID shot will receive approximately $25,000 each, and employees who were forced to accept a COVID shot against their religious beliefs to keep their jobs will receive approximately $3,000 each.

    The 13 health care workers who are lead plaintiffs in the lawsuit will receive an additional approximate payment of $20,000 each for their important role in bringing this lawsuit and representing the class of NorthShore health care workers.

    Liberty Counsel will receive 20 percent of the settlement sum, which equals $2,061,500, as payment for the significant attorney’s fees and costs it has required to undertake to sue NorthShore and hold it accountable for its actions. This amount is far less than the typical 33 percent usually requested by attorneys in class action litigation.

    In October 2021, Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to NorthShore on behalf of numerous health care workers who had sincere religious objections to NorthShore’s “Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.” If NorthShore had agreed then to follow the law and grant religious exemptions, the matter would have been quickly resolved and it would have cost it nothing. But, when NorthShore refused to follow the law, and instead denied all religious exemption and accommodation requests for employees working in its facilities, Liberty Counsel filed a class action lawsuit, along with a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction.

    Liberty Counsel Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chief Litigation Counsel Horatio G. Mihet said, “We are very pleased with the historic, $10 million settlement achieved in our class action lawsuit against NorthShore University HealthSystem. The drastic policy change and substantial monetary relief required by the settlement will bring a strong measure of justice to NorthShore’s employees who were callously forced to choose between their conscience and their jobs. This settlement should also serve as a strong warning to employers across the nation that they cannot refuse to accommodate those with sincere religious objections to forced vaccination mandates.”

    Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel said: “This classwide settlement providing compensation and the opportunity to return to work is the first of its kind in the nation involving COVID shot mandates. This settlement should be a wake-up call to every employer that did not accommodate or exempt employees who opposed the COVID shots for religious reasons. Let this case be a warning to employers that violated Title VII. It is especially significant and gratifying that this first classwide COVID settlement protects health care workers. Health care workers are heroes who daily give their lives to protect and treat their patients. They are needed now more than ever.”

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    • Something Big Is Happening With Covid Mandates, Lawyers Nervous:
    Lawyers are getting nervous that the Biden Administration could win a major court victory to bring back mask & vaccine mandates. The Biden administration is once again pushing for Covid mandates on the population while at the same time pushing for annual vaccines for COVID-19.

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    Anyone who winces at the 2h 28m length of the above video - the section John is bringing to our attention, Something Big Is Happening With Covid Mandates, Lawyers Nervous:, starts at approximately 37m and continues to around 1hr 20m.

    John, I noticed once before that there are not enough hours in the day for you to actually watch all the content you post. Were you aware, for instance, that in your new thread about A.I. Chat GPT the same video was effectively posted three times in seperate posts. They looked different, I grant you, but they contained the same speech from Jordan.

    Sadly, from my perspective, this has the effect of encouraging me to skim past your posts because I'm forced to conclude you have not watched them yourself. That's a real shame because you do bring some excellent information to our attention.

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