My Lawsuit Challenging the University of California's Vaccine Mandate
In August 2021 I filed a suit in Federal court challenging the constitutionality of the University of California's vaccine mandate
My lawsuit challenges the the constitutionality of the University of California's vaccine mandate on behalf of Covid-recovered individuals, whose natural immunity is equal to (indeed, superior to) vaccine-mediated immunity. As I argue in my case, forcing those with natural immunity to be vaccinated introduces unnecessary risks without commensurate benefits—either to individuals or the population as a whole—and violates their rights guaranteed under the equal protection clause of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.
Expert witness legal briefs include, among others, a declaration from several highly distinguished UC School of Medicine faculty members as well as other experts on pandemic mitigation during Covid.
Links to the legal documents submitted in this case are available here, including the expert witness declarations on both sides. Documents are posted in the order they were filed with the Court: they are marked P for Plaintiff (me) or D for Defendant (University).
I am very fortunate to be represented by an incredibly skilled and knowledgable lawyer, Aaron Siri (of Siri & Glimstad), and his superb legal team. We trust that we can prevail on the merits of our central empirical claims and legal arguments, but are prepared also to appeal the case if necessary.
I will be posting regular updates on the case, as well as updates and commentary on vaccine mandates and other Covid policies, here and on Twitter: @akheriaty