In legal news, the Supreme Court sided with New York religious groups who were challenging coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. Justice Amy Coney Barrett played a key role shifting the court’s position in the 5-4 decision. In her dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote, “Justices of this Court play a deadly game in second guessing the expert judgment of health officials about the environments in which a contagious virus, now infecting a million Americans each week, spreads most easily.” Governor Cuomo called the ruling “irrelevant” since the rules were intended for areas that are no longer considered high risk.
Supreme Court Ruling Puts Religious Freedom Over COVID-19 Public Health Measures
HeadlineNov 30, 2020