The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will hold a special session today, January 7, 2022, to hear oral arguments on the large employer vaccinate-or-test mandate of the Biden administration. You’ll recall that the Appellate Court for the 5th Circuit Court had previously issued a temporary restraining order against the mandate back in November. That order was appealed, the dozens of legal challenges were consolidated and the question sent to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Last month, a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit ruled 2-1 that the vaccine-or-test mandate for workers at larger companies could take effect. That decision was subsequently appealed to the Supreme Court. Although the court will hear oral arguments today – the primary question is whether OSHA has the authority to impose the mandate – SCOTUS will not issue an immediate decision on the mandate. The court will also hear arguments today on a separate challenge relating a separate rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid mandating that health care workers receive a first vaccine by December 6 and be fully vaccinated by January 4.