Supreme Court lifts California ban on indoor church: Latest on all anti-Newsom shutdown suits

Posted on AllSides April 29th, 2021
From The Center

Among the beach-goers denied, the indignant gun shop owners and frustrated parents who want schools reopened, one set of plaintiffs against Gov. Gavin Newsom’s pandemic shutdown restrictions have scored a big win: churches.

A 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued late Friday sided with house-bound pastors and their congregants in their claim Newsom’s bans on worship services in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus unfairly singled out churches, in violation of the First Amendment.

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