The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court has ruled against a church that was appealing Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order limiting churches to 50 attendees while allowing other businesses to operate at half capacity.
John wrote the opinion, noting that “the Order exempts or treats more leniently only dissimilar activities, such as operating grocery stores, banks, and laundromats,”
Good catch there, John.
“This is a simple case,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in a dissent. “Under the Governor’s edict, a 10-screen ‘multiplex’ may host 500 moviegoers at any time. A casino, too, may cater to hundreds at once, with perhaps six people huddled at each craps table here and a similar number gathered around every roulette wheel there.”
John didn’t catch that one.
John got down in the weeds of public health: “[Local officials] should not be subject to second-guessing by an ‘une-lected federal judiciary,’ which lacks the background, com-petence, and expertise to assess public health and is not ac-countable to the people.”
Another good catch, John.
But he notes: “The precise question of when restrictions on particular social activities should be lifted during the pandemic is a dynamic and fact-intensive matter subject to reasonable disagreement. … here, a party seeks emergency relief in an interlocutory posture, while local of-ficials are actively shaping their response to changing facts on the ground.”
No, John, this is not about the facts of the Kung Flu. Stop playing doctor, John. This is about the U.S. Constitution which explicitly forbids making laws respecting an establishment of religion. The Constitution of the United States of America.
John, are you defending the U.S. Constitution or a health bureacrat?