The divided U.S. Supreme Court lead by rogue Chief Justice John Roberts denied a rural Nevada Church’s request late Friday to strike down as unconstitutional a 50-person cap on worship services as part of the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus.
The ruling of course went unnoticed as it was late in the day, and the mainstream media barely touched on it.
In a 5-4 decision, the high court refused to grant the request from the Christian church east of Reno to be subjected to the same COVID-19 restrictions in Nevada that allow casinos, restaurants and other businesses to operate at 50% of capacity with proper social distancing.
Now think about this folks, they are saying Casino’s can open, no problem. But Church’s cannot. It’s against everything our founders ever stood for, as freedom of religion without persecution was and is one of the mainstays of our Republic
Chief Justice John Roberts Once Again Sided with the Liberals and DENIED Nevada Churches the right to open alongside Casinos without explanation.. The Court Ruled 5-4 that the churches remain closed. Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Thomas were OUTRAGED by the ruling.
Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley argued that the hard cap on religious gatherings was an unconstitutional violation of its parishioners’ First Amendment rights to express and exercise their beliefs.
The other 5 Justices lead by Roberts made the ruling with no explanation…
Three justices wrote strongly worded dissenting opinions on behalf of the four conservatives who said they would have granted the injunctive relief while the court fully considers the merits of the case.
“That Nevada would discriminate in favor of the powerful gaming industry and its employees may not come as a surprise, but this Court’s willingness to allow such discrimination is disappointing,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a dissent joined by Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.
“We have a duty to defend the Constitution, and even a public health emergency does not absolve us of that responsibility,” Alito said. “The Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion. It says nothing about freedom to play craps or blackjack, to feed tokens into a slot machine or to engage in any other game of chance.”
Kavanaugh also wrote his own dissent, as did Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month after a U.S. judge in Nevada upheld the state’s policy that allows casinos and other businesses to operate at 50% of normal capacity.
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