South Carolina Bar Association demonstrates the ‘new norm’

South Carolina’s bar just sent this email for the July exam stating that all applicants must undergo a 14-day quarantine prior to the exam, mandatory COVID testing immediately prior to the exam and medical screening. The email continues: 

“Further, since all applicants should have ample opportunity to receive a COVID-19 vaccination prior to the examination, only limited seating capacity will be provided for applicants who have not been fully vaccinated. In the event there is not enough seating for all the unvaccinated applicants, unvaccinated applicants may be chosen by random or by such other method as the Supreme Court may determine is appropriate to fill these seats, and those not selected will be rescheduled for the February 2022 examination. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible” (emphasis in original). 

However, for a student who has already taken the injection, the email states, “It is anticipated that applicants who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the examination will not be required to comply with any further mitigation measures prior to or during the examination” (emphasis added). 

Keep in mind that as of mid-April, the government has already traced and tracked 5,800 people who were fully vaccinated against COVID who later got sick with COVID. In addition, “nearly 400 required treatment at hospitals and 74 died,” according to an email sent from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

There is ample evidence that people with or without this injection can get this virus. Moreover, under the federal Emergency Use Authorization, this state lawyers’ association is violating the law to force people to violate their conscience.   

Having gone through the rigors of law school and the bar exam, I know how stressful this exam is on everyone involved. Everything is riding on the line during this multiday exam. I cannot imagine the added stress these graduates are facing after receiving this letter. 

Stop this insanity. Tell governors and legislators NO MANDATORY VACCINE PASSPORTS or TRACKING APPS.