Supplemental Briefing Timing Requested After Navy SEALs’ Vaccine Appeal Dismissed

(July 11, 2023, 10:41 AM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Texas on July 10 requested that the parties in a vaccine mandate dispute submit their positions on the timing of supplemental briefing; the order came four days after a divided Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel, citing the rescission of the mandate, dismissed as moot an interlocutory appeal by Navy SEALs and members of the Navy who were denied religious exemptions from the Navy’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, but left for the trial court to decide first whether any of the military members raised claims that are justiciable....

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