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In this June 7, 2021, photo, demonstrators at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas, wave at cars that honk at them to support their protest against a policy that says hospital employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs. A federal judge dismissed their lawsuit, saying if workers don’t like the rule, they can go find another job. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP) **FILE**

COVID-19 mandates wade into uncertain legal territory

- The Washington Times

Public and private employers seeking to mandate the COVID-19 vaccines are bolstered by a Department of Justice opinion and high-profile victory in Texas, but their chances in court remain iffy for one big reason: The shots have not been fully approved.

A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Supreme Court commission: Sound and fury signifying nothing

The Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court has held its final public meeting and will now turn to producing a report for President Biden. The origin, creation and operation of the commission show that it may produce some sound and fury, but it will signify little or nothing.

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In this Monday, July 19, 2021, photo, shoppers wear masks inside of The Cool store in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday, July 27, 2021, on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) **FILE**

CDC mask guidance gets mixed reaction in states

- The Washington Times

The White House and some Democratic leaders said they will adopt new federal guidelines on masking to prevent COVID-19, but the advice is landing with a thud in GOP-led regions, including ones that inspired the revision because of high transmission within their borders.