Monday, May 24, 2021

Another Church Seeks Emergency Injunction Against COVID Limits From Supreme Court

Last Friday, a Maine church filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking an injunction while its petition for certiorari is pending to prevent Maine from enforcing its COVID-19 capacity restrictions on worship services. The petition (full text) in Calvary Chapel of Bangor v. Mills, (Sup. Ct. filed 5/21/2021), says in part:

For 381 days, Respondent Governor Janet Mills ... has been imposing unconstitutional restrictions on Calvary Chapel’s religious worship services while exempting myriad other activities from similar restrictions. Every religious worship gathering of Calvary Chapel from March 2020, to the present has been and is “illegal” under the Governor’s Orders. Maine imposes the most severe restrictions in the country on churches and places of worship.

Liberty Counsel issued a press release announcing the filing of the motion.