Thursday, December 10, 2020

9th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In Church's Challenge To Nevada COVID Rules

On Tuesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak (video of full oral arguments). In the case, a Nevada federal district court upheld Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak's COVID-19 Order limiting worship services to no more than 50 people with social distancing. (See prior posting.) Subsequently, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote refused to grant an injunction pending the appeal that was argued this week. (See prior posting.) After that, plaintiff filed a petition asking the U.S/ Supreme Court to grant certiorari before the 9th Circuit decides the case. (See prior posting.) That petition is still pending.