SCOTUS rules 6-3 in favor of CO church challenge against state capacity restrictions

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.”

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.