The Supreme Court’s decision last week overturning New York State’s limits on religious gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak previewed what will likely become one of the coming decade’s defining collisions between law and demography.
I am going to be petitioning my reps to expand the Supreme Court.
I read the court’s ruling. Most of the reporters browsed it and invented their reportage. The Atlantic’s reportage was the most accurate.
The churches and synagogue had been meeting safely and there had been no infections
Cuomo’s first rules allowed only ten people in buildings with seats for up to 700 people and allowed only 25 people in buildings with seats for up to one thousand people.
While the suit was pending, but before the court ruled, Cuomo restored the original much higher limits. The case was actually moot.
The Court majority distrusted Cuomo and prohibited his restoring the 10 and 25 limits..
The chief justice and the three liberals would have allowed Cuomo to reset the lower limits, which would have required the churches and synagogue to file another lawsuit.
With a search on “scotus ny churches text”, you can read the ruling but IT’S NOT AN EASY READ.
Yeah, I too want to close churches and prohibit indoctrination of children, but this lawsuit isn’t about either of those.
@linxminx The ruling said the churches had for months been complying with more than the minimum public health guidance, at 25% or 33% of their capacity without a single outbreak.
When I first read the ruling it seemed easier to read than most. Then one reviewer said Barrett had written it because it contained phrases she’d used in other cases.
God Mobster: "My right of free association far outweighs the risk to other people's lives."
So, and correct me if I'm wrong, in the United States of Absurdity Religious Freedom tops the Health, Safety and Ultimate Survival of every single American?
Jeez Louise, I'm so glad I do NO live in the U.S.A.
I have read things and listened to interviews with/by many nonbelieving lawyers but here is the one I like most that is using a talk with FFRF lawyer Andrew Seidel: [player.fm]
But if the Senate stays Republican it won't happen.