A divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal by a California church that challenged state limits on attendance at worship services that have been imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Over the dissent of the four more conservative justices, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in turning away a request from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California, in the San Diego area.
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Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in dissent that the restriction “discriminates against places of worship and in favor of comparable secular businesses. Such discrimination violates the First Amendment.”
BREAKING:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) May 30, 2020
Supreme Court rules 5-4 AGAINST a California church that challenged Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional public gathering restrictions
Why is it “legal” to burn our cities but officially illegal to go to church in CA?
John Roberts disappoints again
What a disgrace.
Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects church challenge to CA virus restrictions | Just The News https://t.co/5WZy8tpb7W— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 30, 2020
Chief Justice and 4 associates prove you can get to the Supreme Court and not understand plain English ....Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof... I understand that. https://t.co/f3eNDe0rbx— Mick Brooks (@Mick1777007) May 30, 2020
BREAKING AT MIDNIGHT: Chief Justice Roberts sides with liberal colleagues to deny a church emergency relief from CA #COVID19 lockdown, warning against 'second-guessing' elected officials during pandemic. Other 4 GOP appointees dissent, w/Kavanaugh writing https://t.co/go9X2cXxZl— Josh "ALL CAPS country name and !" Gerstein (@joshgerstein) May 30, 2020
In MORE IMPORTANT news, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 denying a California church to reopen on Sunday. The deciding vote? Who else? John Roberts, the piece of shit appointed by the Nazi George W. Scherff Bush. Always watch what the other hand is doing. Tyranny-1, 1st Amendment-0. pic.twitter.com/sR8fEf10At— Snyde’i La’Goads (@BillSkins5th) May 30, 2020