Update: Judge dismisses suit.
A student at New England Law says the school's policy that his attendance this fall is conditional on his showing proof of Covid-19 vaccination violates the "unconditional" scholarship he says he was awarded, so he's suing.
In his suit against the school and its president, Scott Brown, George Artem says Covid-19 shots are "experimental" and dangerous and he's just not going to put up with it. The school also requires proof of vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis-B; Artem did not raise those in his complaint, which he filed himself yesterday in US District Court in Boston.
In the complaint, Artem asks a judge to either force the school to stop the alleged nonsense or, in the alternative, pay him the full value of the scholarship he won, the costs of his moving cross country to attend a school in Boston and the lost income he otherwise make with a JD from New England Law.
In addition to attending law school, Artem also got a job with the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services and runs a Web site that sells stuff in the electronic currency Dogecoin.
Artem's complaint does not cite any specific federal laws or regulations that would bar the school from requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccinations for continued attendance. Instead, he simply states the policy is "discriminatory."
He writes that on May 14, he requested "ethical, philosophical or religious exemptions" to getting a Covid-19 shot.
Artem says that on June 1, he wrote the school, urging it "affirmatively advise students of their rights to refuse emergency use authorized mRNA Sars-COV-2, COVID-19 experimental injections and any additional experimental treatments or devices."
After not hearing back from the school after two entire days, Artem wrote officials again. No replay. On June 7, he tried again, this time alerting them to alleged side effects of Covid-19 shots, including "reproductive and autoimmune risks and spike toxicity" and again urging them to ditch the requirement.
With no answer, Artem called up his word-processing program and composed his formal legal complaint, which he then filed in court.