Supreme Court temporarily blocks NYC from setting church attendance limit

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The Supreme Court late Wednesday temporarily blocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo from setting capacity limits at houses of worship in certain state-designated coronavirus hot spots.

In a 5-4 decision, the nation’s highest court sided with the Catholic Diocese and Orthodox Jewish synagogues who sued the governor over the state-imposed 10-person cap at areas declared red and orange zones.

However, the court’s decision, at this time, has little impact since the groups that sued are not currently subjected to the attendance limits since they are in the less-restrictive yellow zones.

Newly confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett sided with the conservative wing, giving them the majority vote.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal justices in dissenting.

With Post Wires