Lurking behind the ruling overturning vaccine mandates for businesses with 100 or more employees is the unconcealed desire of the court’s right wing majority to dismantle the “regulatory or administrative state.” Such a “state” is, in its view, an unwanted obstacle to the unchecked freedom of private property or capital to exploit its workforce and exercise its absolute control over the worlplace environment.

If you don’t believe me, read the incomparable court watcher, Linda Greenhouse for an explanation of the ruling that I can only wish I could write.