Students sue Indiana University in federal court over vaccine mandate

By: | June 23, 2021

A potential showdown is looming between eight students who want to come to the Indiana University campus in August but think the school’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate is unconstitutional.

The mandate requires students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated or get an exemption for religious or medical reasons before starting the fall term.

The eight students filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Indiana asking a judge to prevent the school from enforcing it, saying it is in violation of the 14th Amendment and state law.

The 116-page filing comes after Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, a Republican, issued an opinion last month saying the school’s initial vaccine policy “clearly runs afoul of (a new) state law.”

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