Contempt Hearing Set Over Judge’s Order

A federal judge in Aberdeen will decide whether three members of the U-S Marshal’s Service should be found in civil contempt over his requirement to have everyone in his courtroom vaccinated for the coronavirus. Judge Charles Kornmann notified courthouse employees in March that vaccinations would be required in order to provide a safe environment for everyone.

The U.S. Marshall for South Dakota Daniel Mosteller, along with a chief deputy marshal and chief of staff for the service have been ordered to appear at a June 14 hearing after advising the Judge that the U.S Marshall Service is not requiring its employees to get the vaccine or providing their vaccination status to the court.