Despite skepticism in other opinions about vaccination programs in response to the COVID pandemic (especially when religious-liberty issues are in play), the Fifth Circuit reversed and rendered judgment for a prison doctor who administered an antipsychotic drug to a dangerous prisoner. The Court reasoned, inter alia: “[E]mergency  circumstances justify the abbreviation or elimination of pre-deprivation procedures like hearings.” Pinkston v. Kuiper, No. 21-60320 (May 4, 2023) (per curiam).

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