Supreme Court Rules Against Andrew Cuomo’s Limits on House Of Worship Attendance

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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.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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

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