Wednesday, May 19, 2021

County's Current COVID Restrictions Upheld

In Abundant Life Baptist Church of Lee's Summit, Missouri v. Jackson County, Missouri(WD MO, May 17, 2021), a Missouri federal district court held that free exercise, free speech, freedom of assembly and Establishment Clause challenges to prior versions of Jackson County's COVID-19 restrictions should not be dismissed. However challenges to the current version of the restrictions were dismissed because the restrictions do not distinguish between churches and other businesses or indoor spaces.