The Supreme Courtroom Monday denied an Air Pressure Reserve officer’s request for a preliminary injunction shielding him from punishment for refusing to comply with the navy’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the newest blow to service members looking for vaccine exemptions on spiritual grounds.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Dunn requested April 11 that the court docket briefly stop the Air Pressure from discharging or in any other case punishing him due to his refusal to get vaccinated.
Dunn’s request for a spiritual exemption from vaccination was denied by the Air Pressure, just like the overwhelming majority of different exemption purposes, Dunn stated.
Dunn stated he had been faraway from his command whereas the request for an injunction was pending, however that he didn’t search to be reinstated to that place.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch had been in favor of granting Dunn’s request for an injunction.