What to Make of the Court's Church Attendance Ruling

What to Make of the Court's Church Attendance Ruling
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While you were getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down an opinion in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo that set the Twitterverse aflame. It decided, on a 5-4 vote, that plaintiffs were likely to succeed on their claim that New York's COVID plan, as it applied to churches, abridged their First Amendment right to free exercise of religion. (One of the dissenters, Chief Justice John Roberts, dissented on procedural grounds while telegraphing that he was likely to agree with the majority’s reasoning on the merits.)

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