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U.S. Supreme Court sides with California churches in challenge to Gov. Newsom's ban on indoor serviceshttps://www.djournal.com/news/national/u-s-supreme-court-sides-with-california-churches-in-challenge-to-gov-newsoms-ban-on/article_ab53d98c-4586-523e-9a5f-336536ab0d72.html
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with two California church groups that are challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom's ban on indoor religious services during the latest COVID-19 surge.
“Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court provides great relief for churches and places of worship," Liberty Counsel founder and Chairman Mat Staver said of the ruling.
Liberty Counsel is representing Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry in their lawsuit against the state.
"The handwriting is now on the wall," Staver added. "The final days of Governor Gavin Newsom’s ‘color-coded executive edicts’ banning worship are numbered and coming to an end. It is past time to end these unconstitutional restrictions on places of worship.”
Justice Elena Kagan had given Newsom’s legal team until Saturday, and then until Monday, to respond to the churches' emergency petition. On Tuesday, the plaintiffs filed their final reply. And Thursday, the court granted the plaintiffs’ request for an injunction pending appeal.
"The application for injunctive relief, presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court, is treated as a petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment, and the petition is granted," the court said in its ruling. "The September 2 order of the United States District Court for the Central District of California is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with instructions to remand to the District Court for further consideration ..."