Friday, January 15, 2021

8th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Missouri Vaccination Exemption Case

On Tuesday, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments (audio of full arguments) in two cases consolidated for argument-- B.W.C. v. Williams and G.B. v. Crossroads Academy. In the cases, a Missouri federal district court rejected constitutional challenges by parents to the form that Missouri requires to be completed in order to claim a religious exemption for a school child from vaccination requirements. The form contains language strongly encouraging parents to obtain vaccinations for their children. (See prior posting.) Courthouse News Service reports on the oral arguments. [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]