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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Sues Biden Administration for “Federal Overrun”

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office (AGO) is suing President Biden and other officials in his administration for their unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, federal contractors and private companies over 100 employees. This is the first lawsuit in the country to be filed against the radical actions of the Biden administration demanding COVID-19 vaccines, “the press release said.

On a call to reporters, Brnovich, who is a Republican and is running for a seat in the US Senate, said “there was uncertainty, confusion as to what the president can and cannot do” and that it would protect the Constitution from “federal overbreadth”.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said the rush to file a lawsuit could cause problems in Arizona because federal agencies have yet to write specific rules for the vaccines mandate.

“It’s a complex question of whether regulation for companies with more than 100 employees is allowed, but you can’t answer that question until you see the actual regulation,” Toobin said. “I don’t think this problem is a slam dunk anyway. But it’s a slam dunk that you can’t take legal action against a settlement that doesn’t yet exist.”

Brnovich said the lawsuit was the first attempt to prosecute Biden for “excessive breach of his Covid rules” and suggested reading the federalist documents, which argue that a balance of power is necessary between states and the national government.

Brnovich posted a short recorded message to his Facebook and Twitter accounts saying that “we filed a lawsuit today against the Biden administration’s unprecedented and unconstitutional takeover. … The Biden administration is unconstitutionally trying to impose vaccines that can affect hundreds of people – millions of Americans. This is totally wrong, it is unconstitutional. ”

In the emailed statement, Brnovich said: “The federal government cannot force people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Biden administration is once again flouting our laws and precedents to advance their radical program. “

The president on Thursday imposed tough new vaccine rules on federal workers, large employers and healthcare workers in a sweeping attempt to contain the latest wave of Covid-19.

The new requirements could apply to as many as 100 million Americans, or nearly two-thirds of the American workforce. The president ordered the Ministry of Labor to require all companies with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week. Companies could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee if they don’t comply.

The regulations have been criticized by other Republican governors, including Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Tuesday on “Erin Burnett OutFront” that the new rules “will make some people more reluctant” to get vaccinated.

This story has been updated with general information.

CNN’s Devan Cole contributed to this report.