U.S. Supreme Court turns down church challenge to Nevada pandemic rules

To Know more how you can benefit from the Muslim Times, go to our Homepage or About Us page

Supreme court USA

US Supreme Court.   The Muslim Times is trying to promote secularism and interfaith tolerance in every country of the world

Source: Yahoo

By Jan Wolfe

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberals in this key vote, as he occasionally does to keep the country on an even keel

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to lift a 50-person limit on religious services adopted by Nevada’s Democratic governor in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

By a 5-4 vote, the justices denied a request by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in rural Nevada for an interim order that would have allowed it to host services for about 90 congregants.

Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative, voted with the court’s four liberal members.

The majority did not explain its reasoning.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote in a dissent that Nevada was discriminating against religious groups in favor of casinos, which under Governor Steve Sisolak’s reopening plans do not face the same 50-person limit on indoor gatherings.

“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,” Alito wrote, adding that Sisolak’s plans allow thousands of people to gather in casinos.

The church said in court filings that it had adopted social distancing protocols and had planned to limit attendance to less than 50% of its building’s capacity.

Nevada’s lawyers had defended the limit on in-person religious services, saying churches were being treated no differently than museums, zoos, and some schools.

In May, the high court rejected challenges to similar coronavirus-related curbs on religious services in California and Illinois.

Read further


Dr. Zia H Shah, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

Suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

How the Fields of Neurology and Psychology Started in the 19th Century, Out of Religious Dogma

Did God Speak to the Fundamentalists of All Abrahamic Faiths Over the Weekend?

‘God is with us’: Many Muslims in Pakistan flout the coronavirus ban in mosques

When Not Going to Jumma is a Huge Blessing

Maulana Abdul Aziz, 6 others booked for violating govt order

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli town of Bnei Brak under lockdown

Virus Soars Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews as Many Flout Israel’s Rules

India confronts its first coronavirus ‘super-spreader’ — a Muslim missionary group with more than 400 members infected

Pastors sue California governor over coronavirus restrictions on church gatherings

Reading the Quran and the Bible Literally Means Demons and Jinns Will Rule Humans

The Muslim Times has the best collection on the theme of Religion & Science

When religion is dangerous for your health


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.