In the latest in a string of legal losses for the Biden administration over its vaccine mandates on private employers, a federal district court issued a nationwide preliminary injunction this week prohibiting the government from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal contractors. The ruling follows nationwide injunctions issued against the vaccine mandate for private employers with 100 or more workers (OSHA ETS) as well as an injunction against the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine rule for health care workers and expands a separate injunction that was granted last week in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. This latest injunction was issued by US District Court Judge Stan Baker for the Southern District of Georgia sitting in Augusta and applies nationwide.  In his decision, Judge Baker found that the President’s Executive Order #14042, issued early in September, “has already required and will continue to require extensive and costly administrative work by employers and will force at least some individuals to choose between getting medical treatment that they do not want or losing their job (and facing limited job replacement options due to the mandate).” It’s expected that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will appeal the decision as they have the other injunctions with the final determination being made by the Supreme Court.