The New Paper

November 27, 2020

Supreme Court blocks New York restrictions on attendance at houses of worship

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to block coronavirus-related attendance restrictions on religious institutions in New York. The restrictions capped attendance at houses of worship (in areas with higher rates of the virus) at 10-25 people. The court found that the restrictions likely violated the first amendment’s free exercise clause and that the rules were overly restrictive

More context: The ruling also noted that New York’s restrictions were more severe than those that the court upheld in California and Nevada earlier this year.

Extra: Access the full Supreme Court opinion here.

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