The Supreme court ruled that California Governor Gavin Newsom does not have the power to restrict at-home prayer meetings.
The 5-4 ruling that occurred late on Friday and the court concluded that Gavin Newsom can not stop individuals from meeting in private for religious meetings despite the Covid-19 virus.
Justices Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barret, Gorsuch, and Alito argued that Newsom’s rules in the state discriminated against religious practice.
By 5-4 vote (Chief and three liberals in dissent), Supreme Court yesterday overturned Ninth Circuit’s failure to grant an injunction against California covid order forbidding worship service in home. https://t.co/eyjy7oI3oJ
Majority’s frustration with Ninth Circuit is clear. pic.twitter.com/6AoECCuzQV
— Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) April 10, 2021
This court ruling serves as a major blow to Gavin Newsom who is currently battling a recall effort in California.