SCOTUS Orders Maine to Respond TODAY

Oct 25, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered Maine Gov. Janet Mills to respond TODAY to our petition for an emergency injunction. Gov. Mills ordered every health care worker to get the jab or lose their job. And, she said NO RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS. Liberty Counsel represents over 2,000 health care workers in Maine. Read on for the details. —Mat

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Maine had a severe shortage of health care workers long before COVID struck. In 2019, Maine hospitals and health care agencies began offering lucrative bonuses to entice workers to the state’s remote northern regions.

James* and Stephanie* are Messianic Jews who have committed their lives to serving others. Stephanie is a registered nurse, and James is studying to become a nurse practitioner.

The couple had a comfortable home in Asheville, N.C., where they had intended to live out the rest of their lives. But the need for health care workers in an underserved part of the country weighed on their hearts.

After weeks of prayer, Stephanie and her husband decided to answer Maine’s desperate call for health care professionals. Stephanie accepted a three-year contract and a relocation bonus from a rural coastal Maine hospital in serious need of nurses. James was accepted into a nurse practitioner program. In November 2020, Stephanie and James sold their house, packed up their belongings and set off with their children in tow for a new life of service in rural Presque Isle, Maine.

After working through the worst of the pandemic, all seemed fine. But on Aug. 12, 2021, Gov. Mills issued a mandate requiring all health care workers in Maine to get the shots—with no exceptions.


Stephanie and James object to the COVID jabs because they used aborted fetal cells in their development or testing. Stephanie’s religious exemption was denied, because Mills ordered all health care facilities to deny all such requests.

Stephanie resubmitted her religious exemption paperwork requesting an appeal, but to no avail. On Aug. 24, 2021, she was fired. Security officers took her badge and keys and escorted her out of the building.

The hospital then demanded Stephanie pay back 75% of the relocation bonus given her to move nine months earlier!

Gov. Mills went one step further, proclaiming that health care workers fired for not getting the vaccine would also not receive unemployment benefits.

Stephanie applied for another job. The hospital official said she would love to hire her but said her hands are tied because Gov. Mills’ order says RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

Mills and state officials claim that federal law does not apply in Maine. Mills threatened to revoke the licenses of all health care employers that accommodate the religious beliefs of their employees.

Jobless, without unemployment income, more than 1,200 miles from their family and former home, Stephanie and James are casualties of Mills’ insane mandates. That is why we are now at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court ordered Maine to respond TODAY.


The volume and intensity of our work is overwhelming. We have also filed a class action lawsuit against Joe Biden and his Departments of Defense and Homeland Security for their unlawful shot mandates for military, federal employees and federal civilian contractors.

We are also assisting over 19,000 people in the transportation sector faced with unlawful shot mandates. Our staff is literally working around the clock and through weekends to help them.

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Mat Staver
Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

*Name has been changed to protect the client's identity.


“Maine Shot Mandate Goes to Court.” Liberty Counsel, September 27, 2021. Liberty Counsel.

“Resources & Research.” Liberty Counsel, 2021.