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Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID

Justices said the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order limiting attendance in places of worship violates the First Amendment.
In a decision released late Wednesday, the Supreme Court said New York's attendance limit at houses of worship violates the First Amendment. Source: Kena Betancur

Updated at 2:21 a.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York from enforcing strict attendance limits on places of worship in areas designated coronavirus hot spots, in a decision released late Wednesday.

The court ruled that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order violated theand actively discriminated against religious institutions.

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