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Federal judge ruled against MSU employee with 'natural immunity'

October 13, 2021
<p>Journalism junior Maddie Monroe is handed her vaccine card and a sticker after getting the COVID-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021.</p>

Journalism junior Maddie Monroe is handed her vaccine card and a sticker after getting the COVID-19 vaccine on March 29, 2021.

Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

A federal judge ruled against a Michigan State employee who filed a lawsuit in relation to the university's vaccine mandate, according to MLive.

In August, administrative associate and fiscal officer Jeanna Norris argued she had a natural immunity against COVID-19 after contracting the virus and testing positive for antibodies.

MLive reports U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney denied Norris' motion for preliminary injunction on Oct. 8.

The lead attorney representing Jeanna Norris was Jenin Younes from the New Civil Liberties Alliance. After the lawsuit was filed in August, she commented on Norris' discomfort with the mandate.

"Norris's rights to bodily autonomy, to decline medical treatment, that the constitution recognizes and protects are being violated by this mandate," Younes said.

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