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New York's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings struck down

Discussion in 'News & Current Events (Articles Required)' started by Semper-Fi, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Semper-Fi

    Semper-Fi Well-Known Member

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    Supreme Court strikes down Cuomo's COVID restrictions on religious services in New York
    Court rules 5-4 that restrictions violated First Amendment
    as new Justice Amy Coney Barrett casts decisive vote.

    Supreme Court strikes down Cuomo's COVID restrictions on religious services in New York

    "The Supreme Court late Wednesday struck down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings, as new Justice Amy Coney Barrett cast one of her first high-impact votes and Chief Justice John Roberts sided in dissent with the court's liberal bloc.

    In a 5-4 decision, the court said Cuomo's restrictions violated the Constitution's First Amendment right to freedom of worship and granted an injunction barring the rules from being enforced."
     
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  2. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    I already gave my opinion that this is about the stupidest Supreme Court decision since the Dred Scott case . Luckily New Yorkers don’t have any problems wearing masks . We’ve already lost too many people to this virus.
     
  3. nonaeroterraqueous

    nonaeroterraqueous Nonexistent Member

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    Then call me a fool.
     
  4. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    If you insist
     
  5. Semper-Fi

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    "Members of this Court are not public health experts, and we should
    respect the judgment of those with special expertise and responsibility
    in this area," the majority opinion said. "But even in a pandemic, the
    Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. 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."
     
  6. Brightmoon

    Brightmoon Apes and humans are all in family Hominidae.

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    They strike at the heart of public safety too. Just like when wearing a seatbelt was imposed on us back in the 60s , some idiots complained about that too. It didn’t go to the Supreme Court. This is not about religion or religious beliefs being harassed, this is about preventing the spread of a deadly virus. The Court made the wrong decision
     
  7. Skewpoint

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    Stupid decision. If they are allowing stadium and convention centers with no rules, but only doing them on places of worship that would be one way for this to make sense. If the rule applies to all places then the fact of it being worship places is irrelevant. I view it the same as if a church saying "building codes go against our religion!" Tough. They apply to all buildings, including yours for PUBLIC SAFETY.

    If churches have more strict numbers than other gathering buildings I would love to see the statutes.
     
  8. Nithavela

    Nithavela Inexplicably high, inexplicably low

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    Good.
     
  9. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

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    Great so on the same basis shouting fire in a crowded cinema is now legal!
     
  10. ximmix

    ximmix Newbie

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    Lunacy.
     
  11. Arc F1

    Arc F1 Let the righteous man arise from slumber Supporter

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    One vote away from doing away with the constitution. It should have been unanimous.
     
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  12. Arc F1

    Arc F1 Let the righteous man arise from slumber Supporter

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    How do you interpret this?

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
     
  13. Goonie

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    Sorry, but like not shouting fire in a crowded theatre, it is not unreasonable to ban or limit mass gatherings during a time if pandemic.
     
  14. Arc F1

    Arc F1 Let the righteous man arise from slumber Supporter

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    That's not the point. The Supreme Court isn't there to change the constitution. They interpret it. It is pretty clear.
     
  15. ThisIsMe123

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    Time to make some adjustments to the Constitution then. Add more amendments. Can't people just do the online thing? That's even done Pre-Covid. Anyways, the selfishness of American's is really showing it's colors and other countries seem to have not much of a problem with going along with mitigation of the virus.

    I have to say, America is probably the most selfish of countries.
     
  16. KCfromNC

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    More like it allows other forms of human sacrifice, as long as someone has a religious belief that they're doing the right thing.
     
  17. ThisIsMe123

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    Yeah, their attitude can be put in the same category as anti-vaxxers.
     
  18. Brightmoon

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    I was surprised that people even believe in fake information spreaders like OAN or lately Fox News( aka Faux News) . I mean no one believes the National Enquirer.
     
  19. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    The vote was a waist of time, Since New York has started letting people go back to church and other places. With Conservative .It seem like prolife is pro birth only. If Trump supporters just listen to reasonable guideless and not Trump. We would have COVID-19 dealt with. Anyone can watch church on TV.
     
  20. Speedwell

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    The take-away is to avoid for the time being those who attend Evangelical mega-churches. OK.
     
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