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Pray for common sense: Judges should uphold New York’s religious gathering restrictions

Pray for common sense: Judges should uphold New York’s religious gathering restrictions
Despite the pre-Thanksgiving eagerness of five justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to unnecessarily undercut Gov. Cuomo’s reasonable limitations on religious gatherings in COVID hotspots, which at that point had already been set aside, the case lives on.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Zone in on the law.Then the high court jumped in and forbade the red-zone 10-person cap (and 25 person cap in orange zones) even though at that point the zones had already been lifted.Cuomo’s reasonable limitations on religious gatherings in COVID hotspots, which at that point had already been set aside, the case lives on.Lower federal courts mustn’t be confused by the high court’s untimely intervention: New York is allowed to restrict religious gatherings to protect public health, so long as it does so in a manner that doesn’t unfairly disadvantage faith groups.

Supreme Court to unnecessarily undercut Gov.Though we disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling, one could see the logic of nixing an arbitrary 10-person cap for an enormous synagogue or church.

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