By 5-4 Vote, Supreme Court Lifts Restrictions on Prayer Meetings in Homes

The court shifted direction in cases on Covid-related limits on religious services after Justice Amy Coney Barrett replaced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Supreme Court Partly Backs Religious Challenge to California Virus Restrictions

The ruling followed a similar one in a case from New York and provided more evidence of a change in the court’s direction after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Thank You, Justice Gorsuch

Liberals will one day cite and celebrate this defense of religious liberty.

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The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Limiting the Size of Religious Services

Readers are mostly critical of a decision rejecting New York’s restrictions. One cites a recent Op-Ed by the pope.

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Cuomo Attacks Supreme Court’s Emboldened Majority Over Virus Ruling

“You have a different court, and I think that was the statement the court was making,” the governor said after a 5-4 decision barring restrictions on religious services.

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Splitting 5 to 4, Supreme Court Backs Religious Challenge to Cuomo’s Virus Shutdown Order

In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since then.

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Staying Apart, But Praying Together

As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.

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Cuomo’s Virus Crackdown Angers Catholics, Who Say They’re Singled Out

Church leaders, who have clashed with the governor before, said that Catholics have followed mask and social-distancing rules.

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Over $150,000 in Fines Issued on First Weekend of New N.Y.C. Lockdown

At least five houses of worship were given a summons in the neighborhoods where the coronavirus infection rates are the highest.

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What to Know About N.Y.C.’s Virus Hot Spots

After back-and-forth between the city and state, maps of virus hot spots subject to lockdowns were released, but residents remained confused.

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Backlash Grows in Orthodox Jewish Areas Over Virus Crackdown by Cuomo

Rules that would have a pronounced impact on synagogues were met with protests and fires in a part of Brooklyn seeing an uptick in cases.

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