In a legal war against alleged federal authoritative overreach, Georgia leaders are declaring victory in the state’s latest battle surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations for early-education instructors and masking regulations for toddlers—now blocked by a federal judge.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp kicked off the new year with a celebratory tweet after learning a federal Louisiana judge issued a ruling blocking the U.S. president from requiring teachers in the federally funded Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19.