‘Unpatriotic’ and ‘Selfish’: Judge’s Comment About Unvaccinated Adults Draws Mixed Reactions


Attorneys and trial consultants in South Florida have mixed feelings about a scathing order in which a federal judge in Miami called unvaccinated adults “unpatriotic” and “selfish” before postponing the underlying trial for everyone’s well-being.

Michael Haggard of the Haggard Law Firm in Coral Gables said from a personal standpoint, what U.S. District Judge Robert Scola ruled in the order that all members of the prospective jury panel must be vaccinated — resonated with him. For one, he said, it could prevent unnecessary delays if a juror becomes sick.



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