Worship Limits in California Vacated by Supreme Court

Case was remanded back to the Ninth Circuit.

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, California Governor Gavin Newsom had instituted strict restrictions upon in-person worship. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit against a church that was suing California over those restrictions.

The justices issued a per curian (the whole court) ruling in favor of other plaintiffs previously and they cited that decision in remanding the current case to the Ninth Circuit for review.

Earlier this month, California’s Department of Public Health changed the language on official capacity limits for worship services from “mandatory” to “strongly recommended.” Late last week, Governor Newsom’s administration lifted all restrictions on singing and chanting in church.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • With gratitude to God for the justices of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of religious freedom.
  • That the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals would follow the Supreme Court’s guidance on in-person worship.

Sources: Christian Post, National Review


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