Religious Liberty
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December 16th, 2020
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a rural Colorado church that was challenging capacity limits instituted by Gov. Jared Polis to protect against the spread of the coronavirus. Source: Supreme Court sides with Colorado church challenging Covid limits
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December 4th, 2020
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Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision granting an emergency injunction against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo for his unconstitutional order against churches and synagogues. This is an important victory for religious freedom amidst the current pandemic, as the Court’s ruling blocks the Governor from enforcing his “Cluster Action Initiative,” including a set of severe restrictions against...
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December 1st, 2020
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What a difference a one-justice swing in the Supreme Court makes. Late Wednesday, the high court, in a 5-4 ruling, granted two religious organizations an injunction, relieving them from the suffocating restrictions that New York’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, had imposed on community worship. Source: For Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty | TheHill
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November 30th, 2020
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Andrew Cuomo thinks he can limit the capacity of churches and synagogues to ten people in areas besieged by COVID-19 — while other, more “essential” activities face no limit at all. The Supreme Court quite rightly disagrees. Source: Supreme Court Decision on Churches & Coronavirus: Cuomo’s Restrictions Go Too Far | National Review
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November 18th, 2020
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DC—First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo, a case in which the Brooklyn Diocese has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to grant an emergency injunction against restrictions on houses of worship ordered by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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November 13th, 2020
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A California judge ordered San Diego to reopen strip clubs even as local officials crack down on churches. Source: California Set to Reopen Strip Clubs Before Churches – Washington Free Beacon
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October 29th, 2020
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News Release For Immediate Release: 10.29.20 Contact: Lacey McNiel, media@firstliberty.org Direct: 972-941-4453 Elderly Blind Woman Reaches Agreement with Authorities Allowing Her to Enter Park, Share Faith with Others First Liberty Institute client had been prohibited from entering library, park across the street from her home Providence, RI—Attorneys with First Liberty […] Source: Elderly Blind Woman Reaches Agreement wi | First...
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October 22nd, 2020
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Pessimists such as myself are seldom startled by realizing things are worse than they’d supposed. It happened to me recently, though. I was in a conversation with my pastor when the unhappy thought jolted me: “Maybe people don’t know that having an unfalsifiable position is an intellectual defect!” In other words, if you take a position that can’t be proved...
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October 2nd, 2020
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A number of Democratic lawmakers and liberal media figures have attacked Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for her Catholic beliefs. Source: Here’s A List Of Democrats Who Have Attacked Amy Coney Barrett For Her Faith | The Daily Caller
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September 17th, 2020
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Attorneys representing a California rabbi sent Los Angeles County a letter on Wednesday demanding that they abandon a coronavirus policy restricting in-home gatherings for High Holidays like Yom Kippur. Source: California rabbi’s attorneys weighing legal action over LA County restricting holiday dinners | Fox News
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