The Biden Administration issued an Executive Order requiring all executive branch employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine or face termination. AFL brought suit on behalf of a federal employee to protect her right to not be forced to get an injection she did not want or need.
AFL filed a lawsuit on behalf of a federal prosecutor to have the Executive Order held illegal and unconstitutional. AFL also supported similar litigation in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s Feds For Medical Freedom case.
The proceedings in Wyoming remained stayed for a majority of the case while the litigation in Texas moved through the court system. Ultimately, AFL’s position prevailed in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, upholding a nationwide injunction barring the enforcement of the mandate, which led the Administration to reverse course and end the vaccine mandate altogether. After that, AFL dismissed the suit. Thus, AFL’s client prevailed and retained her career without having to get the injection.