The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that New York Governor Cuomo’s restrictions on houses of worship are unconstitutional.
In red zones, services were limited to 10 worshipers, regardless of the capacity of the house of worship. In orange zones the limit was 25 worshipers. Those restrictions have been ruled unconstitutional.
Newly appointed Justice Amy Coney Barrett provided the decisive 5th vote in striking down Cuomo’s restrictions. Chief Justice John Roberts, appointed by President George W. Bush, sided with the liberal wing of the court in dissent of the 5-4 decision. The majority of the justices ruled that the restrictions violated the free exercise of religion and treated secular activities more favorably than religious ones.
What do you think of the Supreme Court’s ruling?