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New Orleans — General Counsel for the Pelican Center for Justice, James Baehr released the following statement after the military vaccine mandate was ended. This comes on the heels of a recent lawsuit the Center filed on behalf of Master Sergeant Robert W. Galey, Jr. to challenge the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the United States Army.

“Religious liberty is a cornerstone of America and a fundamental right we should all hold dear. When servicemembers like Master Sergeant Robert Galey and Senior Airman Faith Crocker faced a decision that went against their deeply held religious beliefs we pressed the fight in court. Today, we are proud to say that the Biden Administration’s continuous overreach over the COVID-19 vaccine has come to an end. We are proud to have stood up for our clients and are happy that they can continue to serve the country they love.”