Fact Check: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Did NOT Win Supreme Court Ruling On COVID Vaccine Causing 'Irreparable' Harm -- There's No Case

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Did NOT Win Supreme Court Ruling On COVID Vaccine Causing 'Irreparable' Harm -- There's No Case No Such Case

Did Robert F. Kennedy Jr. win a Supreme Court lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and prove that the COVID-19 vaccine does irreparable damage? No, that's not true: No such case was found in the Supreme Court docket. Lead Stories has previously debunked the claim that the Supreme Court has ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine is harmful.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on September 5, 2022. The caption starts:

Supreme Court ruling hardly anyone noticed that Robert F Kennedy Jr won the case against all the pharmaceutical lobbyists.

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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Facebook screenshot(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Sep 14 16:17:40 2022 UTC)

The caption claims the Supreme Court confirmed that the COVID vaccine causes irreparable gene therapy damage to people who get it. There are no dates mentioned or pharmaceutical lobbies named in the Facebook post.

The caption also says the Nuremberg Code is now "valid." The Nuremberg Code is a list of ethical, moral and legal principles developed after World War II, specifically in response to the inhumane experiments done by Nazi soldiers on human subjects without the subject's consent. Lead Stories previously debunked the claim that mandatory vaccines are in violation of the Nuremberg Code. The Code applies to human experimentation, not government-approved vaccinations.

Searching for Kennedy's name in the Supreme Court's docket search resulted in zero cases. The screenshot below shows nothing was found on the Supreme Court's docket search when searching for the name "Robert F. Kennedy Jr.":

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(Source: Supreme Court website screenshot taken on Wed Sep 14 17:42:51 2022 UTC)

Kennedy has a history of anti-vaccine rhetoric, and his organization, Children's Health Defense, has been suspended from Instagram and Facebook.

Here and here are other Lead Stories fact checks about claims involving the Supreme Court and vaccinations.

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Lead Stories is working with the CoronaVirusFacts/DatosCoronaVirus Alliance, a coalition of more than 100 fact-checkers who are fighting misinformation related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the alliance here.

Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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