College Students Suing Over State Universities’ Vaccine Mandates

In what may become precedence setting legal cases, three California State University, Chico, students who have recovered from COVID-19 are suing the state school, saying the California State University system’s requirement that they receive a COVID-19 vaccine before returning to class in the fall places them at risk of dying.

Eight Indiana University students also filed a federal lawsuit against the state school, alleging that its COVID-19 vaccine requirement violates both their constitutional rights and the state’s new anti-vaccine passport law.

Expect to see more of these lawsuits, and this is why:

“I am convinced the IU vaccination mandate is unconstitutional,” said James Bopp Jr., an Indiana University alum and constitutional lawyer who has won nine cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. “A government school [state school] has to comply with the Constitution because that’s what the Constitution applies to, is limits on the government.”

“Bopp said the mandate is an invasion of a person’s liberty and violates the 14th Amendment, which declares a state should not deprive a person of due process of law.

“He also noted that both the medical and religious exemptions are also unconstitutional.”

The CSU lawsuit was also filed in federal court in Sacramento on behalf of three students, and says all three contracted COVID-19 in January 2020 and subsequently recovered from the virus.

And that is the rub – people who had and recovered from COVID-19 have natural antibodies against the virus, and possibly even higher antibodies than those who are vaccinated. Because of that, many physicians say getting the vaccine on top of the body’s antibodies can be dangerous and lead to severe side effects and vaccine injuries.

The Sacramento Bee reports:

“Federal and state officials have repeatedly said the vaccines are safe and that their distribution nationwide has largely staved off spikes in infections and allowed for states to reopen after more than a year of protests over restrictions that include mandatory face coverings, social distancing and other precautions.”

But those in positions of authority within the state are refusing to address the importance of the many people who had and recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies. Antibodies are produced naturally by your body and help the immune system recognize germs that cause disease, such as bacteria and viruses, and mark them for destruction.

State Capitol Assembly and Senate leaders are demanding that Capitol staffers either get the vaccine or get tested for COVID-19 weekly. They refuse to address the many employees who had and recovered from COVID-19, or those Capitol staffers who may have had it but showed no symptoms.

At this point 16 months later, a medical professional friend of the Globe says everyone has either had it or been exposed to the Coronavirus. And those who wanted the vaccine have taken it. As the Mayo Clinic explains, “Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.”

The vaccine requirement is happening in public schools, state universities, and even in private universities. The Globe was contacted by law students at a private California law school, concerned because the school was requiring as a condition of their return to in-person classes, they get the vaccine. The students were rather surprised at the irony that a law school would unconstitutionally require the vaccine, without at the very least allowing the students to take the antibody test first.

The Indiana University lawsuit also claims that the school’s policy violates Indiana’s new anti-“vaccine passport” regulation signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in April.

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed no such bill, and continues to claim he will not enforce vaccine passports. However, the  California Department of Public Health recently instituted a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record at a state website called “, which accesses COVID-19 records “from California’s immunization systems.” California residents can “print a copy of the record and store in a safe place. The QR code is a SMART Health Card, a secure copy of your vaccination record at” It’s a printed card with proof of your COVID-19 vaccine on it.

“California officials say signing up for the program would be voluntary, and the state is not requiring individuals to show proof of vaccination to engage in activities,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported. “But some employers and businesses may require verification for workers and patrons.”

This is the deviousness of the issue – Some employers and businesses are requiring vaccine verification. And the state is doing nothing to discourage this. Even some counties in the state are attempting to reintroduce indoor/outdoor mask mandates.

The elephant in the room is herd immunity and those who have antibodies.

Two recently released studies show that those who have been infected with COVID-19 will likely have lifelong immunity from the virus.

Fox 13 in Memphis reported:

According to The New York Times, a study published in the journal Nature showed cells that retain a memory of the virus persist in a person’s bone marrow and may produce antibodies whenever the body needs them, even years later.

The second study was posted online at BioRxiv, a site for biology research, and it found that certain cells, called memory B cells, continue to mature and strengthen for at least 12 months after a person is first infected with the virus.

The Globe asked a physician friend who works in a California hospital, about herd immunity, and he replied:

“Around January 10-12, 2021, cases in the states of California and Texas, and the entire U.S. all peaked with COVID cases. After those dates cases started to fall (as did hospitalizations) continuously to this day. By definition, more people were killing COVID than transmitting it. Period.”

“BUT wait a minute? Didn’t COVID go through the world like a wildfire in January, February and March of 2020? Yes because winter months promote transmission mostly by people staying inside. So why not this year? Because only one thing can explain this type of extensive drop in cases: herd immunity through natural infection. By January 10-12, 2021, less than 1% of the population was fully vaccinated.”

Herd immunity is the most important result of COVID-19 now.

Katy Grimes, the Editor of the California Globe, is a long-time Investigative Journalist covering the California State Capitol, and the co-author of California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?

This article was originally published by the California Globe.


  1. Linda Diehl says

    Bottom line: it’s an experimental vaccine! And American citizens aren’t experimental subjects! We still have the freedom of choice that God gave us! Different if we lived in the CCP, but we DO NOT live under the control of the CCP!!

    Never had ANY symptoms and I won’t get a vaccine for ANY purpose if I have no symptoms! PERIOD!

  2. These vaccine mandates could be a blessing in disguise….colleges are nothing but brainwashing institutions designed to put most kids into debt for the rest of their lives…better to get a much need trade…white collar jobs are nothing to write home about…

  3. Get ready to lose another one DEMOSHITS…..You can’t make anyone take this vaccine….Get over it…..

  4. Really??? says

    So the questions now become….

    With the number of vaccines taken and the literally millions of outcomes to compare to.

    With the low issues associated with MRNA based vaccines.

    With the effectiveness when variants are confronted.

    With the baseline safety of the above.

    What is the objection? I get it. You should have the right to not inject. What were and are the Salk vaccine issues.

    There you go, but if you are not vaccinated and pass the disease to someone what do you owe them?

    • On the Side of Freedom says

      We have less than a year of data to compare and analyze, the real question is what are the long-term effects of the vaccine?

      The main point in this discussion is that individuals have the right to make the decision based on what is best for them and those they care about. I do not owe anyone anything. It is an individual’s decision on what risks they are willing to take, we make these decisions everyday on many different things. it is called liberty.

      The reaction to this virus, the way it was handled and the individual liberties that were shut down scares me way more than the virus does. Perspective was completely obliterated by “experts” and politicians, as a result, I don’t believe one thing they say when they ask me to forgo my right to behave as I see fit.

      I had the virus, I’m 58, no big deal and now I have the antibodies. No vaccine for me thank you very much. You may feel free to continue to wear a mask, distance all you want, I don’t care, you do you. I choose to live my life free from such constraints and keep my individual liberties.

    • lol

      so if your body can kill it, how can you pass it…

      …askin for a friend 😉

  5. Highly recommend NATURAL IMMUNITY says

    The corrupt vaccine pushers want to paint anyone that hesitates to have dangerous experimental substances injected into them, as “dangerous”. They will lie about the science and change the science to suit their objectives. They now go as far as saying that natural immunity no longer achieves herd immunity – only vaccines do. This is a lie. There is no better and complete immunity than natural immunity. A vaccine is made to trigger your body’s NATURAL response. The thing is, when they get it wrong – the injection can kill or injure you – something natural immunity NEVER does. Natural immunity is the safe option, but not the option that gives power and control to medical dictators who have shown their willingness to lock you down and dictate anything you do – in complete violation of your rights. The real desease is CORRUPTION and you can tell if you have it by whether you go along with it or say ” NO – I won’t do that”. Sue them – what they are doing is wrong – a blatant violation of liberty. They want to say an individual no longer can make their own medical choices- the state is deciding now. No! That’s not how it works. In answer to the question: it has already been shown that people who are not sick DO NOT PASS the desease.
    Getting COVID is like catching a cold for the vast majority of people. Who would risk serious injury or death, or not knowing the long term side effects of the liquid they inject into you, to avoid catching a cold ? A lot of people are going to get hurt and a lot will die, while those pushing it on everyone will have no liability whatsoever for that harm. No thanks.I’ll take natural immunity please. If you want to volunteer to be a lab rat for the drug pushers – go right ahead. That’s your right and your choice to volunteer. I am very satisfied with natural immunity – I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it ! Well made, robust, free of complications, zero side effects, and free!

  6. What’s the name of the lawyer? I have a student starting at Chico State that’s in the same situation… Maybe we can join the suit?

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