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On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s attempt to restrict attendance at churches and places of worship as part of his COVID “Cluster Initiative.”
The court voted 5-4 to bar restrictions on attendance with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining the court’s three liberal members in dissenting. Roberts states that “it is a significant matter to override determinations made by public health officials concerning what is necessary for public safety in the midst of a deadly pandemic.”
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, however, argues that limits imposed on churches don’t make Constitutional sense when compared to activities that aren’t being impacted by rulings by Cuomo.
“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues and mosques,” Justice Gorsuch writes.
Cuomo’s color-coded “Cluster Initiative” zones of enforcement were aimed at synagogues and Roman Catholic churches, according to Bloomberg News. Houses of worship in hardest hit zones were limited to 25% of capacity or 10 people, whichever was fewer.
“So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians,” Gorsuch writes.
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It’s time people stand up against the evil leftist shitbag dictators like Cuomo, Newsome, and Whitmer. The big question is, why do freakin braindead assholes keep voting for communist scum like these evil idiots. And Justice Roberts is a hardcore leftist, period
The braindead assholes keep doing what they do precisely because they are braindead assholes, I can see no other plausible explanation. I don’t expect that to change, really. Agreed on Roberts, unless the left has naughty pictures to blackmail him with. Then he’s just a spineless turd.
Because they are sheep who cannot think for themselves, government is their God and religion, and they want a nanny state.
Nailed it, Chris Luke. It takes effort to think for yourself, you know. Why not let others do it for you, especially when every day is like Christmas with goodies and freebies handed out ad nauseum to be enjoyed. Added bonus: get to burn and loot innocent businesses and destroy the livelihoods of hard-working people with no repercussions.
Justice Gorsuch took the metaphorical sledgehammer known as the Constitution and hit Gov. Cuomo right between the eyes.
Or in the plums.
Yup!! Trump’s Trio will save the supreme court as John ‘blinders’ Roberts transgenders into becoming the new RBG the Gator.
the chief judge decided for himself when he rewrote obamacare into a TAX, that he should be king. Thomas, Kavenaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett (and Alito) are the new Deputies in Big Whiskey and the West will be Won – Again Again
Gorsuch for the win…he nails it!
Gorsuch with a walk off.This will only make the left justify packing the court need conservative’s to draw a line that will be defended.
Damn! I was hoping for government instructions personal hygiene and marital advice..
At least you can go see your pastor for some personal advice.
Much gratitude to those five Justices for following the Constitution.
The real news here is that Roberts is a clown and an embarrassment, but nothing new.
Utterly fucking shameful that this was not 9-0. Protection for religious freedoms is literally page one of the Bill of Rights, and was the reason this country was ever founded.
Liberals no longer follow the constitution and should be impeached from Supreme Court
I’m still trying to figure out why the virus is so deadly at places of worship, but isn’t at Home Depot.