Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of a Colorado church seeking an exemption from the state’s health restrictions.
Liberal justices Kagan, Breyer and Sotomayor dissented, they argued the case should be moot since Colorado has lifted attendance restrictions at this time for places of worship.
Kagan wrote “absent our issuing different guidance, there is no reason to think Colorado will reverse course and so no reason to think Harvest Church will again face capacity limits.”
Supreme Court sides with another church challenging COVID restrictions, this time in Colorado. Dissent points out case is moot as capacity limits have already been lifted pic.twitter.com/EZvjl94Iq1
— Lawrence Hurley (@lawrencehurley) December 15, 2020
In another case, the SCOTUS sided with a NJ reverend who sued over restrictions ordered by Democrat Governor Phil Murphy imposing capacity limits on places of worship.
There were no noted dissenting justices in that case.