In the 5-4 majority opinion against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s limitations on attendance to houses of worship, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch offered a scathing critique of Cuomo’s policy.
Gorsuch wrote “…it turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores.”
He continued “Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too. So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians.”
“Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience?” Gorsuch added.
Steven Mazie wrote “Hard to tell if Gorsuch was aiming to troll Roberts or Cuomo harder in his concurrence.”
Hard to tell if Gorsuch was aiming to troll Roberts or Cuomo harder in his concurrence. pic.twitter.com/yL4ICqeWSu
— Steven Mazie (@stevenmazie) November 26, 2020
President Trump reacted to the news of the SCOTUS decision against Cuomo by tweeting “HAPPY THANKSGIVING!”
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! https://t.co/56e8Qy7O22
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020