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Supreme Court temporarily bars New York from setting church attendance limits

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Posted By: WhamDBambam, 11/26/2020 7:39:05 AM

The Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily blocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo from setting capacity limits at houses of worship in certain state-designated coronavirus hot spots. In a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court sided with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues that sued the governor over the state-imposed caps in areas declared red and orange zones. “Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.”

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I'm sure everyone wil be very surprised to see Chief Joke John Roberts siding with the Court's three liberals. Thanks, W!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1 11/26/2020 7:58:24 AM (No. 616895)
Chief Judas John Roberts, applying his unique drug induced legal reasoning, is becoming quite predictable.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher 11/26/2020 8:02:44 AM (No. 616899)
Thank God for ACB. Anyone who thought that it was going to be a 6-3 majority was kidding themselves.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: birmingham 11/26/2020 8:15:18 AM (No. 616917)
Fake conservative Roberts now free to join the liberal wing. He can drop the rest of the pretense now.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: spacer 11/26/2020 8:43:16 AM (No. 616947)
Roberts has Earl Warren disease. Ike said it was the worst appointment he ever made.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog 11/26/2020 10:54:30 AM (No. 617088)
I've seen some appalling cases and decisions using twisted, fanciful interpretations of the so-called Establishment Clause as atheists wage their war on religion but this case directly involved actual Establishments ie houses of worship. Any justice ignoring or dismissing the Establishment Clause in this case has an agenda and poor eyesight.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba 11/26/2020 11:13:33 AM (No. 617102)
I ran across a discovery. When the Media quotes the 1st Amendment, it showcases "freedom of the press" as first. When I look at the actual Constitution, I see freedom of religion as the first phrase in the document. I suspect the men who wrote and approved the Constitution put freedom of religion before the press.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: lazlototh 11/26/2020 11:51:02 AM (No. 617130)
Gorsuch's concurring opinion is relatively short and a joy to read.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 11/26/2020 12:06:55 PM (No. 617145)
ACB, already batting 1.000. Great job!
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