FREEDOM WINS: Supreme Court Strikes Down Cuomo’s Restrictions On Shuls

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The Supreme Court placed religious freedom before pandemic precautions Wednesday night, temporarily blocking recent rules in New York that severely restricted gatherings at houses of worship in areas hit hardest by COVID-19.

The court’s new, more conservative majority ruled 5-4 that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s limits on churches, synagogues and other houses of worship to 10 or 25 worshipers in hard-hit regions appeared to violate the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause.

“Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten,” the court’s unsigned majority opinion said. “The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty.”

Read more at USA Today.



  1. Wow! Wow! Wow!

    I thought that they would win because it is so subjective – Shuls that have a filling capacity of 5000 had the same restriction placed upon it than Shuls with a capacity of 50. But the court ruled that the core of the Constitution was violated! Kol Hakavod. I hope this doesn’t create the impetus for Biden to pack the court.

  2. King Andrew son of King Mario, Fatta Bruccha was dealt a blow!
    No King Cuomo, it’s not the llllaw! The orthodox do not violate the llllaw – you did! And ya don’t need 10 bullets to take down a deeeuh!

  3. We all know when Hashem decides to send Mashiach, he will come very quickly.
    We just got a taste of that.
    The republicans were in a big rush to appoint the newest justice to the Supreme Court and she was the one who tilted this ruling in our favor.

  4. Roberts showed his true self, again. Here he couldn’t say as in the past that he wanted to avoid a 5- 4 decision. Instead, he made it that way.


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