Thursday, January 28, 2021

Church Again Asks Supreme Court To Invalidate California COVID Restrictions

In its continuing challenge to California's COVID-19 restrictions on worship services, a California church is again seeking an emergency injunction from the Supreme Court.  The application for an injunction (full text) in Harvest Rock Church, Inc. v. Newsom, (Sup. Ct., filed 1/26/2021) challenges the 9th Circuit's decision earlier this week upholding California's total ban on indoor worship services in highest risk (Tier I) areas, while striking down 100- and 200-person limits at places of indoor worship in Tier 2 and 3 areas. In December, the Supreme Court had remanded the case for further consideration. (See prior posting.) Liberty Counsel issued a press release announcing the filing of the latest application with the Supreme Court.