Supreme Court Blocks Cuomo and Backs Religious Freedom – The Red Alert News

Supreme Court Blocks Cuomo and Backs Religious Freedom

Breaking Overnight: In the first major decision since Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined the United States Supreme Court, the court struck a blow for religious freedom by blocking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus restrictions on in-person attendance at religious services.

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The Supreme Court late Wednesday night barred restrictions on religious services in New York that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had imposed to combat the coronavirus,” according to The New York Times.

The vote was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court’s three liberal members in dissent. The order was the first in which the court’s newest member, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, played a decisive role. [emphasis added]

“The court’s ruling was at odds with earlier ones concerning churches in California and Nevada. In those cases, decided in May and July, the court allowed the states’ governors to restrict attendance at religious services.

“The Supreme Court’s membership has changed since then, with Justice Barrett succeeding Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September. The vote in the earlier cases was also 5 to 4, but in the opposite direction, with Chief Justice Roberts joining Justice Ginsburg and the other three members of what was then the court’s four-member liberal wing.”

In an unsigned opinion, the majority said Mr. Cuomo’s restrictions violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion. [emphasis added]

In a concurring opinion, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch said Mr. Cuomo had treated secular activities more favorably than religious ones.

‘It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues and mosques,’ Justice Gorsuch wrote.” [emphasis added]

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Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. Do you believe the Supreme Court was correct in blocking Cuomo’s COVID19 restrictions on church services? Do you believe Justice Amy Coney Barrett will play a major role on the Court for many years to come?

40 Comments

  1. H Shamir says:

    Inasmuch as church gatherings are now legally allowed, I would like to urge all churchgoers to insist on their churches to protect parishioners by using Air Ionizing Purifiers. The technology is mature, the academic proof available galore. The only element missing is the mass recognition of the fact: air ionization fells airborne everything including viruses including COVID19. Once felled, all that is needed is filling the church volume with virucidal aerosols (easy), activating the Ionizing Purifiers, letting the aerosol land on its own onto the same surfaces as the viruses, and waiting one day.

  2. Shirley Maxey says:

    Thank God ! Finally a reasonable decision . Just needed to be done and hopefully Como gets the message he is not the law. Made my thanksgiving !

  3. Sam B. says:

    I’m a registered Democrat that is barely left leaning who knows dozens of others…all of us live in Florida. Most of us aren’t very religious but have great respect for those that are..& have respect for ALL people in a free & open society like most everyone is. Also..As long as the views of the woke & cancel culture gentle snowflakes etc etc don’t force their heavily biased views on us then pretty much all Americans r ok with that too.
    If people want to attend church services safely then let them!! Hey “Status Cuomo”…how about u & mayor Bill De bozo put Covid-19 restrictions on the rioters/anarchists loser hate groups etc running game in your state!?!?!! Oh wait…u spineless politicians have bowed down to these quacks & their off the reservation ideology. You’ve pretty much given the middle finger to all the GOOD PEOPLE of ur state! Several of these great Americans r finding a way or have found a way to get the hell of the sinking ship known as NEW YORK! Hell let’s add CALIFORNIA, OREGON, WASHINGTON STATE & CHICAGO too!
    Let’s b honest…these quack politicians put Covid-19 restrictions on businesses, homes, churches…but LET the rioter losers do what they want?!?! Maybe it’s because u assclowns have defunded ur law enforcement agencies so much (because ur a spineless radical socialist left quack) that u now can’t honestly defend/keep safe the 98% of the great Americans in ur cities & states! THATS PATHETIC!! THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
    #RestrictTheLoserRioters&HateGroups!
    #StandProudAmerica!!🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. Pegs says:

    I’m very happy that gov. cuomo FINALLY GOT WHAT he DESERVES !!! he’s let his power go to his head!! WELL WELL …. he got PUT IN his PLACE and I for one am THRILLED!!!! TAKE THAT little man !!!

  5. Barbara wade says:

    Finally, some common sense. What happened to justice Roberts!

  6. James says:

    Yes. I agree. They will try and take more and more of our rights our forefathers gave us in the Constitution. This is the reason why we can never stop fighting for what is right. Once we let our guards down, we lose.

  7. Sally Jean says:

    The media all have blood on their hands, but they will all have to sit in judgment when the time comes. Because of them we will have an idiot and his side kick in the office. But he will NEVER,EVER be my president. Donald J. Trump is and will always be the best president we ever had. Hey, you liberals here is a message for you: “Be careful what you wish for, cause it might just come true”

    • Deena says:

      If Biden wins, Pelosi will use the 25th amendment on him & Harris will take over & Pelosi will be VP, and then no telling what will take place! Trump has won already and it has been proven, and it has been proven that there has been fraud, so why don’t they arrest those people involved and go on? So many in the W.H. have been caught doing crimes
      And are never punished, Clinton’for one! If it had been a normal citizen they’d be lock up & the key thrown away. What ever happens there will be no punishment!I am a Christian & a Republican all my life & I will never refer to Biden as my President! Trump got us out of a mess & if he does get it
      No one but Trump will want to run in 2024 to clean up the Democratic mess. Lord come quickly & God Bless America!

  8. Holly Rose says:

    Blood will be on the hands of the justices that voted against Cuomo. Cuomo banned churches because that is a hotbed of diseases. I know because I was a Catholic church guitar player and every time there was a flu outbreak, EVERYBODY shows up for church. Why I’ll never know but we in the choir would hear them coughing, sneezing and vomiting in the congregation. Social distancing is a crock. We sat about 20′ from the 1st pew and the choir still got sick.

    Also when there was a choir member sick and was singing with us, she (usually women did this. Men had more sense and stayed home) would spread it to the rest of us. I speak from experience!

    Do not disparage Cuomo. He is right.

    • Altha says:

      The HELL he is. He is just another power hungry wanna-be craggy-faced celebrity. All of these Democrat governors and others want is control over this country and it’s citizens. Hell No!!!

      • Jaybo says:

        Cuomo acts like the Mafioso wanna be actor and chump de niro and got put in his place. He said the Supreme Court ruling is irrelevant.tyrrany arrogance at the fullest. He’s got a chip on his shoulder that just got knocked off! Take that coumo you pile of shit!

  9. Morrie says:

    Couldn’t agree more!

  10. Shay says:

    These tyrannical governors are not following the science as they claim. Lockdowns have proven not to work, causing numerous mental health issues and not controlling the virus. There is a proven 99% recovery rate. Churches are just as important and essential as gyms, restaurants etc. Thanks to the Supreme Court for giving a much needed shove in the right direction

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  11. Fisherman says:

    Gee, there’s a shocker. That liberal clown, John Roberts, voted against the Constitutional rights of Americans, AGAIN.!! Someone needs to force him to sit down and actually read the Constitution that he is supposed to uphold. It’s become painfully obvious that John Roberts has nothing but disdain for Conservative’s and Christians. Who decided that he was a good choice to be the Chief Justice.? This jerk clearly doesn’t like the Constitution.

    • rm says:

      George W. Bush, the creator of the 2008 Great Recession (by letting all that chinese and other foreign crap enter the USA duty free) appointed Justice Roberts to the Supreme Court as CHIEF JUSTICE…traditionally, the Chief Justice was appointed from the sitting justices on the court…

  12. Paul Hein says:

    Should it take a Supreme Court to get involved? A mayor or governor cannot make laws binding citizens. Involving the SC makes an administrative officer’s grandiose “rule” seem weightier than it is.

  13. Cuomo and Deblasio two traitors that need the gallows. CORRUPT TO TJE CORE.

  14. Jan says:

    It’s about time someone stood up against Emperor Cuomo’s unconstitutional edicts. No liberal New Yawk State court will stand up to Cuomo. Cuomo crowed, “I own the judges”. Chief Justice John Roberts was supposed to be a conservative, but he votes with the liberals all the time. That’s why he’s known as the “swing” vote.

  15. Barbara Hart says:

    God bless the 5 members of the Supreme Court who voted in favor of our Religious Freedoms. Thank you. They truly upheld the Constitution.

  16. William Rank says:

    First and foremost Thank God ! Jesus came to heal the sick,where better then in church. The word of God gives life not takes it.

  17. John says:

    As is typical for the fake news media, the tone of the article was more about justice barritt turning the court right and not much about the constitution and religious freedom which was the focus for the action the court had to decide.

  18. G says:

    Amy is following constitutional law which by her vote proves why she is on the Supreme Court. Governors’ are mandating measures that violate constitutional law and using false positive COVID tests to justify their actions. Getting caught in videos saying do as I say but not what I do, then trying to apologize after getting caught.

  19. Nurex35 says:

    Donald Trump will be regarded as the best president this country ever elected. These are the top reasons why:

    His “America First” foreign and domestic policy brought this country’s economy to the highest level in its history propelling job growth, wage growth particularly among minorities and women

    He brought tranquility to the Mideast region including the destruction of ISIS, concluding endless wars and bringing Arab nations and Israel together in peaceful coexistence.

    He made the US energy independent for the first time ever making this country an exporter of its energy resources rather than being dependent on other nations.

    His three Supreme Court Justice appointments gave Conservatives hope that we will have decisions rendered to uphold our Constitution for the foreseeable future.

    Lastly, and on a sour note, Trump’s election proved just how corrupt our country is at all levels of government; particularly at the Federal level. No country, especially this one should have to endure the corruption that was uncovered by the Deep State particularly when our election was hijacked by these corrupt politicos with the assistance of a corrupt media.

  20. Joe Biden will Never be my President. I am an American who is Black with Creole ,Black and White Grand and Great Grand Parents.

  21. I support Mr. Clarence Thomas to be our Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court!
    John Roberts is a liberal! This decision shows the World that the Liberals on the Court does not Uphold the written words of Our US Constitution!

  22. Alfonso Rodriguez says:

    Y do they keep saying 11 million illegals when it’s around 30/40 million. STOP quoting the 80’s numbers

  23. vernon ward says:

    first off happy thanksgiving to the supreme court job well done and remember GOD will be in every church and will watch over Gods people ..

  24. Maria says:

    Thank God Trump nominated Judge Barrett and the Senate confirmed her. God bless America and God bless Trump!!

  25. Morrie Wayne says:

    Good for the Supreme Court, but what is wrong with our Chief Justice ??????? Has he turned liberal ???????

  26. EDWIN MORALES says:

    Thank you, judge Barret and the other conservative judges for keeping our different churches open. , doesn’t make sense keep other places open for alcohol because government makes money and the church close

    • Lorna Bryan says:

      Thank you,Thank you Judge Barrett.You are put in place to Stop all this EVIL, Roberts was bought out long ago!! God will Bless you for all you do for his PEOPLE!!

  27. This is truly a Thanksgiving Day, the most touching in my long lifetime– well and truly in the footsteps of the Pilgrims who had to leave home and country and brave great unknowns to secure to themselves and their posterity the God-given right to Freedom of Religion. OUR right to the same.
    Blessings on the straight-shooters on the Supreme Court who upheld the U.S. Constitution, and rotten pumpkins to the cowards on it who betrayed it with their votes for tyranny.

  28. In Los Angeles we allow Strip Clubs to be open but shut down churches. There are numerous churches like the Catholic cathedral in downtown LA, its pews hold over 800. Pretending that you can’t safely distance in some of these large churches is absurd. This is more about government obedience than it is about protecting us from a virus that affects 1% of our population (250,000 deaths) when last year “9.5 million Americans died of Cancer,” some “4.4 million” enter the hospital from auto accidents and over 42,000 die in those auto accidents. These masks don’t stop any of this death!

    • T Beach says:

      I saw where 1 church turned it into a strip club to have services. Thats the way they all should do. Hang up some neon lighting and have dancers during the service in case there are any Karens try to report them.

  29. Crackerjack says:

    Why would a three justices dissent I guess can’t read what the constitution says these crackerheads need to be gone it’s time for the rule of law

  30. Norm says:

    Cuomo is as much of an IDIOT as is BIDEN

  31. Honest says:

    Thank You and God Bless America It’s about time someone put the BUM in his place~

  32. Reeper says:

    Good for her judge Barrett it’s about time they stopped those fagit’s from New York. Call your local tv stations and tell them Biden will NEVER be our President!!!

  33. Robert Miller says:

    Yes, someone finally had the balls to understand that Covid does not take away our first amendment rights. Just because there is a risk of a disease does not take our rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Using the risk of disease or death could be used to take those rights for heart disease deaths, cance deaths, auto accident deaths etc..