The courts will likely agree that the federal government has the power to enforce vaccine mandates, but they’ll say that the rules and punishments will have to come from Congress, not from President Joe Biden, Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.
He as well told Friday’s “American Agenda” that he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a preliminary ruling within a month over whether Biden should have issued the mandates.
“No. 1, is this something the federal government can do as compared to the states?” Dershowitz said. “The states have police power. The federal government doesn’t have police power. The federal government’s powers have to derive from the text of the Constitution.”
Also, he asked if the federal government can “violate bodily integrity” and require mandates, and the third, and determining question, is if the first two questions are answered yes, can the president order mandates rather than Congress.