Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Judge Denies Application to Halt Vaccine Mandate for LA Students 12 and Up


A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge denied on Oct. 29 an emergency application to pause the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all students 12 and older in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). As a result, unvaccinated students can still attend school in person until January next year, but may be excluded from extracurricular activities. The two non-profit organizations, Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids and About Children’s Health Defense–California Chapter, filed a court petition representing over a thousand families in LAUSD to halt the enforcement of the vaccine mandate. Attorney Nicole Pearson went to court last Friday and filed an emergency application on behalf of the two organizations. Judge Amy Hogue denied the request but granted an opportunity for them to seek a preliminary injunction through an expedited hearing. “Balancing the likelihood of success and the relative harm to be suffered, the court is not persuaded emergency relief ...