The Supreme Court dealt a blow to tyrannical governors who have seized sweeping new powers under the pretense of a public health emergency.
In a ruling that came down late Wednesday, the nation’s highest court smacked down New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s harsh restrictions on the allowable size for religious gatherings.
In the 5-4 decision which once again saw George W. Bush appointee John Roberts siding with the leftists, the message was sent to Dem governors that the Constitution isn’t suspended for COVID.
Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered a stinging rebuke to Cuomo:
“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,”
The ruling elicited a typical response from the New York strongman who scoffed at the idea that he would is bound to follow the law.
Via The New York Post, “Cuomo calls Supreme Court church ruling ‘irrelevant’ despite decision”:
The Supreme Court’s order temporarily blocking New York from setting coronavirus capacity limits at houses of worship is “irrelevant” and “moot,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed Thursday.
In the 5-4 decision, the court sided with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues, who sued Cuomo over his restrictions on congregating in state-designated coronavirus hot spots, saying his actions trampled on religious freedom.
Cuomo, in a Thanksgiving Day conference call with reporters, insisted the order was moot because the houses of worship in question in the curt battle are no longer in designated red and orange zones in Brooklyn in Queens so the restrictions no longer apply to them.
The safety restriction to tame the pandemic imposed attendance caps at houses of worship from 10 to 25 people, respectively. The plaintiffs argued that the restrictions violated their religious freedoms under the First Amendment and unfairly targeted them while businesses deemed essential, including groceries and takeout restaurants, were allowed to operate.
It’s been a tough week for Cuomo who was publicly humiliated after multiple New York sheriff’s refused to enforce his dictatorial Thanksgiving dictate, a Brooklyn synagogue gloated that it was able to hold a huge maskless wedding and he was shamed as a big hypocrite for inviting his elderly mother to turkey dinner at his own home.
But hey, he did score an international Emmy for his “masterful” COVID press conferences that took place while his regime was responsible for killing thousands of old people in nursing homes.
New Justice Amy Coney Barrett also joined the majority, already making her mark after replacing dearly departed far-left activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in September, allowing President Trump to fill three SCOTUS seats.
The ruling should be a message to those who hate us for our freedoms, loathe our traditional holidays and wish to keep us masked and under lockdown with no way to resist.