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Members of Congress File Federal Court Brief In Support of  Navy SEALs Lawsuit Against Biden Administration

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December 18, 2021

News Release
For Immediate Release: 12.17.21
Contact: Lacey McNiel, media@firstliberty.org
Direct: 972-941-4453

Members of Congress File Federal Court Brief In Support of  Navy SEALs Lawsuit Against Biden Administration
Elite service members face harassment, punishment for seeking religious accommodation to Covid-19 vaccine mandate

Washington, DC—Forty-seven members of Congress submitted an amicus brief in the federal district court in support of Navy SEALs represented by First Liberty Institute in a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for members of the military.  First Liberty filed a federal lawsuit and moved for a preliminary injunction on behalf of dozens of U.S. Navy SEALs and other Naval Special Warfare personnel against the Biden Administration and the Department of Defense for their refusal to grant religious accommodations for the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

The brief can be found here.

Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute said, “Americans live in freedom because warriors like Navy SEALs fight on our behalf.  Now it’s our turn to fight for them.  We are grateful to every member of Congress who has joined in the fight to defend our clients against military actions that violate federal law and their Constitutional rights.”

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas will hold a hearing in the case on Monday, December 20th at 9:30 am.

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To arrange an interview, contact Lacey McNiel at media@firstliberty.org or by calling 972-941-4453.

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