President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate for health care workers has suffered another defeat in court -- only this time it's on a national level. U.S. District Court Judge Terry A. Doughty on Tuesday ruled in favor of a lawsuit filed by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, saying the administration didn't have the right to issue the mandate without Congressional approval. "If human nature and history teach anything, it is that civil liberties face grave risks when governments proclaim indefinite states of emergency," Doughty said in his ruling. "During a pandemic such as this one, it is even more important to safeguard the separation of powers set forth in our Constitution to avoid erosion of our liberties." Although a higher court will make the final decision in the suit, Landry says Tuesday's ruling was a victory for the American freedom. "I applaud Judge Doughty for recognizing that Louisiana is likely to succeed on the merits and for delivering yet another victory for the medical freedom of Americans," he says. "While Joe Biden villainizes our healthcare heroes with his ‘jab or job’ edicts, I will continue to stand up to the President's bully tactics and fight for liberty."