Religious Liberty | Supreme Court strikes down New York worship restrictions
by Steve West
Posted 11/27/20, 04:01 pm
Orthodox Jews and Catholics in the New York City area got a happy Thanksgiving surprise. Minutes before midnight on Wednesday, the Supreme Court struck down Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order virtually shutting down worship for the two religious communities.
In an unsigned 5-4 opinion, the justices barred the state’s Democratic governor from enforcing his 10- and 25-person occupancy limits on houses of worship in zones with high COVID-19 infections.