The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from an Air Force Reserve who was removed from command after refusing to get the Covid vaccine.
Lt. Col. Jonathan Dunn was previously denied a religious exemption and removed from his post for refusing to get vaccinated.
Lt. Col. Dunn filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court, arguing he “acquired natural immunity to the disease” after getting Covid last summer, Fox News reported.
Conservative justices Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas said they would have sided with Lt. Col. Dunn.
However, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh, both Trump appointees, sided with the left-wing justices.
Fox News reported:
The Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal from a member of the Air Force Reserve who was punished over his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lt. Col. Dunn, who has served in the Air Force since 2003, filed the emergency appeal with the Supreme Court on April 9, noting that he “acquired natural immunity to the disease” after contracting coronavirus last summer and “has sincere religious objections to the COVID-19 vaccine”
The same three Justices who objected to Lt. Col. Dunn’s punishment in Monday’s ruling sided with the 35 Navy SEALs in March.
In the earlier case, Justice Alito wrote that the high court “does a great injustice” to the 35 Navy SEALs by “rubberstamping the Government’s request.”
“These individuals appear to have been treated shabbily by the Navy, and the Court brushes all that aside,” Alito wrote.