SCOTUS Applies Brooklyn Diocese v. Cuomo: Strikes Down Limit On Number Of Worshipers In Church

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a northern Colorado church that sued Gov. Jared Polis over capacity limits on religious gatherings, reiterating a stance the highest court took in a similar case last month.

High Plains Harvest Church in Weld County sued Polis and Colorado public health officials in May over the state’s orders limiting attendance at houses of worship to 50 people.

The U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sent the case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for further consideration in light of the high court’s previous ruling in favor of New York Catholic and Orthodox churches that raised similar concerns about in-person limits. Read more»

Shelly Bradbury, “ U.S. Supreme Court sides with Colorado church challenging Polis’ COVID-19 restrictions,” Denver Post (December 15, 2020)


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