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No justices disagreed, but Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas object that the majority is sidestepping a debate over when laws can overrule religious beliefs.
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The Supreme Court reaffirms that COVID-19 regulations must comply with the First Amendment.
The majority reminds the 9th Circuit that the First Amendment puts limits on COVID-19 policies.
Even supporters of Donald Trump think foreign trade and free markets are good for America.
Chief Justice John Roberts says the policy reflects "insufficient appreciation or consideration of the interests at stake."
Black families need control of their children's K-12 education, says the Minnesota activist. The past year's lockdowns might just make that happen.
There’s no reason to fight over the content of your kids’ lessons when you can choose your own.
SCOTUS Declines To Let Kentucky Religious Schools Reopen Without Addressing the Constitutionality of Closing Them
The justices emphasized that K-12 schools are currently scheduled to reopen after winter break.
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Bob Bryant was infected with COVID-19 while on vacation and died. A news story tries to link that to church services.
Earlier in November, surveillance footage captured officers beating a man for not wearing a mask.
Paul Krugman Thinks Holding Religious Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Like 'Dumping Neurotoxins Into Public Reservoirs'
The New York Times columnist misconstrues the issues at stake in the challenge to New York's restrictions on houses of worship.
SCOTUS Blocks New York's COVID-19 Restrictions on Houses of Worship, Saying They Are Not 'Narrowly Tailored'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo described his policy as a "fear-driven response," cut by a "hatchet" rather than a "scalpel."
The case gives SCOTUS another chance to enforce constitutional limits on disease control measures.
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Justice Samuel Alito Highlights the Legal Issues Raised by 'Previously Unimaginable' COVID-19 Restrictions
When "fundamental rights are restricted" during an emergency, he says, the courts "cannot close their eyes."
His statement doesn’t change Catholic Church teachings, but it’s an indicator of big cultural shifts.
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The newest lockdown, which explicitly targets religious gatherings, seems likely to further skepticism of public health directives.
By virtue of representing the correct vision of the good, these conservatives say, they have every right to use the coercive power of the state to interfere with others' choices.
The presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee offers a highly circumscribed notion of the role of faith in public life.
'Political correctness has grown to become the unhappiest religion in the world.'
Linda Greenhouse Thinks COVID-19 Rules That Favor Casinos Over Churches Raise No Constitutional Issues Worth Considering
The former New York Times SCOTUS reporter does not seem to understand the arguments she is criticizing.
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Churches, Which Account for 0.02% of COVID-19 Cases, Are a 'Major Source' of Infection, The New York Times Says
The paper's claim reflects the same arbitrary distinction between religious and secular activities that churches are challenging in court.
SCOTUS rules 7-2 in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru.