Supreme Court ruled against Governor Cuomo’s Covid restrictions on religious gatherings

The United States Supreme Court ruled against Governor Cuomo’s Covid restrictions on religious gatherings which stipulated 10 to 25 people. Newly appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett and Bret Kavanaugh, who were both nominated by President Trump, along well as Neil Gorsuch held the majority. However, three liberal justices including Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Chief Justice John Roberts disapproved.

The court came to the conclusion the restrictions placed on them violated religious freedom and believed the churches were unfairly targeted as the order “single out houses of worship for especially harsh treatment.” The court also concluded that there was no evidence religious gatherings impacted the spread of Covid 19.

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