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Indiana University students react to SCOTUS decision on vaccine authorization

by Addison Baumel

The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case related to a petition seeking to block Indiana University’s mandate for the vaccine.

IU students are concerned that the state will lead to discrimination against unvaccinated students.

Supreme Court Justice Amy Connie Barrett has denied taking the first-ever case challenging a vaccine mandate to reach the Supreme Court.

The lawsuit was brought to court in June by eight Indiana University students, alleging that the university’s mandate for the vaccine for the fall 2021 semester violated their constitutional right to “personal autonomy.”

[RELATED: Judge approves IU vaccine mandate, Purdue implements ‘choice model’]

The Supreme Court’s decision follows the earlier decision of the Seventh Court of Appeals to reject the students’ request for a preliminary injunction while the petition awaits further litigation.

the University Vaccine Policy All students, faculty, and staff are required to receive the vaccine before returning to campus this fall.

Shelby Fugate, a junior finance specialist at Indiana University, said Campus Repair The recent Supreme Court ruling has a long-term impact that goes beyond just the fall.

“I think the refusal of our petition shows the weakness of our judicial system,” Fogat said. “The fact that the Supreme Court decided not to rule on something as important as a public school mandating a non-FDA-approved vaccine for its students is sad to see.”

“It forces our generation not to rely on our government or our politicians to protect the rights that God has given us,” she continued. “People realize how absurd it is to run our country and are starting to rely on themselves to achieve the end results.”

Taylor Bryant, a Monroe County Republican vice president and student at Indiana University, says she is also disappointed with the decision.

“It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition,” Bryant said. “Especially as an unvaccinated student, you see discrimination. There should have been a case there.”

As Bryant said Campus Repair That on the day I moved, the university provided color cards indicating the vaccinated and unvaccinated students.

“It was very clear depending on the color of your card whether you were vaccinated or not,” she said. “You had to pass quite a few people while holding your card saying you were not immune. It was definitely a form of discrimination.”

“It is a bad situation for all students, especially those who disagree about whether or not to get the vaccine. She added that the university is pressuring you to get vaccinated so that you are no different from your peers.

Campus Repair I have contacted Indiana University for comment; This article will be updated accordingly.

Source: Campus Repair

Addison Baumel is a reporter for campus reform and a former intern at the Leadership Institute who exposes liberal bias on college campuses. Edison is a junior at the University of Arkansas, specializing in computer information systems and accounting. She participates in Young Republicans, Kappa Delta, and local campaigns.


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