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U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot denied Oklahoma’s request for a preliminary injunction, saying the claims by Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General John O’Connor and 16 anonymous Oklahoma National Guard members were without merit.
Several Republican governors are arguing that National Guard troops aren't subject to federal vaccine mandates.
Austin’s decision was widely expected, since the Pentagon has argued for months that the vaccine is critical to maintaining a ready force that can deploy on a moment’s notice to protect the nation.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press and Robert Burns, The Associated Press