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Churches, synagogues ask Supreme Court to end coronavirus worship limits

Nov 18, 2020

By Devin Dwyer

Two Orthodox Jewish synagogues in New York this week joined the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn in asking the justices to suspend Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s order limiting church services to just 10 people in the highest-risk areas of the city.

“The Governor’s guilt-by-religious-association restrictions have made it impossible for applicants and their members to exercise their religious faith,” the Jewish groups wrote the court.

A Christian church in rural Nevada, which lost an appeal to the high court in July, has again petitioned the justices to strike down Gov. Steve Sisolak’s 50-person cap on indoor religious services, while local casinos, restaurants and indoor amusement parks are allowed higher numbers of patrons.

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