Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Church

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  1. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    Thank God above
    Justice Amy Coney Barrett !

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, Applicant
    Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York
    Docketed: November 12, 2020
    Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    Case Numbers: (20-3590)

    Good read from June below:

    FEDERAL JUDGE Blocks Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio’s Coronavirus Limits on Religious Gatherings
    June 26th, 2020, 3:34 pm
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
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  2. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

    Dec 17, 2007
    Greenup Co.
    This will steam the Leftist's shorts.
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  3. slobear

    slobear 12 pointer

    Nov 20, 2014
    Trump town, USA
    Almost instantly brooklyn isn’t red zone any longer. SCOTUS has no teeth.
  4. HuntressOfLight

    HuntressOfLight 12 pointer

    Nov 23, 2019
    Guarding my lovely bluebirds
    That does not matter one little bit. The Supreme Court has very big teeth making world news, with the Vatican and others paying extremely close attention.

    (26/11/2020 10:30)

    [​IMG]St Michael's Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn (2020 Getty Images)

    US Supreme Court halts enforcement of NY executive order limiting attendance in places of worship

    The United States Supreme Court blocked enforcement of an executive order by New York governor Andrew Cuomo restricting attendance in houses of worship due to the Covid-19 emergency.

    By Christopher Wells

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a decision on Wednesday night forbidding the state of New York from enforcing an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo restricting attendance in houses of worship due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Cuomo’s order limited the number of people allowed in religious buildings in areas particularly hard-hit by the pandemic: so-called “red” and “orange” zones. The Diocese of Brooklyn and a Jewish organization, Agudath Israel of America, argued that the order discriminated against religious organizations in violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    "Last night’s decision by the Supreme Court is an important one for religious liberty," said Dennis Poust, director of communications for the New York State Catholic Conference, in a statement issued on Thursday. "While we believe, and the Court agreed, that the 'hot zone' restrictions on religious gatherings were unduly harsh, our churches have been otherwise eager partners with the state in protecting the health of our parishioners, clergy, staff, and surrounding communities during this devastating pandemic," he added. "That will continue, as protecting the vulnerable is a pro-life principle. We are proud of the success we have had in keeping our people safe."

    Wednesday’s order by the Supreme Court stood in contrast to earlier decisions in cases involving churches in California and Nevada. The New York case, like the other two, was decided by a 5-4 majority. On Wednesday, however, newly-appointed Justice Amy Barrett’s vote proved decisive in the Court’s decision to halt enforcement of the New York governor’s order.

    Both the Diocese and Agudath Israel had argued that the executive order was discriminatory as it singled out religious organizations for restrictions, while allowing similar secular organizations to operate with fewer or no limitations. Agudath Israel had further argued that Governor Cuomo had specifically targeted Orthodox Jewish groups.

    The Supreme Court’s order is unlikely to have immediate effect, as Cuomo had recently reclassified various zones in such a way that neither the Diocese nor Agudath Israel of America is subject to the restrictions. However, the Court’s decision noted that the classification could be changed at any time, and so decided to grant the judicial relief requested.

    Updated with statement from NYS Catholic Conference.
  5. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    Roberts voted with the Liberals
  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

    Nov 17, 2007
    Roberts is a Liberal and George Bush was an embarrassment. I am proud to say i never voted for that Rhino POS. And no i didnt vote for gore nor kerry.
  7. Doug 16

    Doug 16 6 pointer

    Jun 7, 2020
    New york
    Love it. Andy is biggest reason we are leaving this state.
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  8. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    He is a reflection of George W and the other RINOs.

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