Monday, February 15, 2021

Another Church Seeks Supreme Court's Intervention On COVID-19 Restrictions

Continuing the flow of cases asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene to allow churches to to hold worship services at greater capacity than allowed by state COVID-19 orders, an emergency application for an injunction or summary reversal (full text) was filed with the Supreme Court on Feb. 11 in Calvary Chapel of Bangor v. Mills. In the case, the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that the district court's denial of a temporary restraining order was not appealable before the district court rules on the church's preliminary injunction request. (See prior posting.) Liberty Counsel issued a press release announcing the filing.