Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Maine Ban On Religious Gatherings Over 10 Persons Is Upheld

In Calvary Chapel of Bangor v. Mills, (D ME, May 9, 2020), a Maine federal district court refused to issue a temporary restraining order against Maine Governor Janet Mills' COVID-19 order which prohibits religious gatherings of more than ten people. The court rejected plaintiff's free exercise, Establishment Clause and free speech challenges to the Order.