U.S. District Court Judge Steven Merryday has halted the discharge of hundreds of Marines who were denied religious exemptions from the military’s requirement that they receive the experimental Covid-19 “vaccine” shots, which have not prevented infection and the spread of the virus as the government pledged.
In a lawsuit filed against the Secretary of Defense over the department’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, the 48-page ruling issued on Thursday grants class action status for all active and reserve U.S. Marine Corps servicemen and women. Merryday, a George. H.W. Bush appointee, ruled Thursday that the Corps has failed to adhere to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.