Via TTN:

The Supreme Court acted swiftly on Friday, granting an injunction only 9 hours after the briefing concluded in the case Tandon v. Newsom.

Forbes reports:

The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin late Friday that California’s coronavirus-related restrictions on gathering in private homes violated constitutional rights on the free exercise of religion, the latest ruling from the high court that prohibits authorities from enforcing limits on religious services.

Five conservative justices agreed that California’s restrictions banning any type of gathering in private homes of more than three households violated the Constitution by treating “comparable secular activity more favorably than at-home religious exercise.”

The justices noted that a lower court, the Ninth Circuit, “did not conclude” that permitted secular activities such as indoor dining and movie theaters “pose a lesser risk of transmission” than religious exercises in a private residence.

The challenge was brought by a pair of Santa Clara County pastors who said the state’s restrictions prevented them from meeting for weekly Bible study and prayer sessions.

Reason’s Josh Blackman wrote a long-form piece explaining the significance of the decision. You can read that here.

The most poignant part was his take on Chief Justice John Roberts:

The Chief Justice dissents, without any explanation:

THE CHIEF JUSTICE would deny the application.

Why did the Chief dissent? Probably because he could not force his five colleagues to wait till April 15 when the order expired. Indeed, he couldn’t even get his colleagues to wait 24 hours. Last term Roberts was in charge. Now he has no sway. At this point, I think the odds of Roberts retiring are greater than of Breyer retiring.

The Supreme Court must now embrace the writings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Neil Gorsuch on the matter in a major win for conservatives.

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F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
3 months ago

SCOTUS are spineless coward wimps. NEWSOM IS A FELON AND TRAITOR. OBVIOUSLY THE SCOTUS ARE COMPROMISED CCP PUPPETS. THE FAUX CATHOLICS MUST BE EXCOMMUNICATED FOR BLESSING BABY KILLERS. YOU WILL FELL GODS WRATH. REMEMBER WHEN THINGS GO SOUTH, YOU TURNED YOUR BACK ON GOD.

B. Douglas
B. Douglas
3 months ago

I am so glad the Supreme Court is upholding the 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights regarding our rights to practice our religion which has been under considerable attack by the radical leftists. This is a part of using the Covid-19 (Chinese biological warfare) as an excuse to exercise their power in curbing the freedoms granted us by our Founders which is a disgraceful use of their power. They will use this newly acquired power to censure more of our freedoms if we’re not careful and watchful. All it takes is one or two of these situations for our country to be destroyed from within by these Radical/Communist/Progressives!

Jamey
Jamey
3 months ago

Joe Biden is, without a doubt, the very worst president ever for the United States. Actually, I never thought I could say that, after the advent of Barack (the Muslim) Obama, but it does appear to be so. It just may be that, as dumb as he is, Obama is more mentally capable than brain damaged Joe Biden – by a small amount, perhaps. As much damage as the Democrat Party has done to the Republic, over the last 20 years, I wonder if the country can survive the next four?

Gloria
Gloria
3 months ago

Don’t forget that “Justice?” John Roberts is VERY LIKELY compromised and under threat of blackmail so he MUST stay leaning left lest it be exposed that his name appears on at least one manifest of the “Lolita Express,” the private plant that took PERCE and PEDOPHILES to the Epstein Island to indulge their disgusting appetite. Of course, we could also assume that he merely went to the island to impart some legal advise to the morass of sinners and law breakers but then again, since he has pretty much veered left, we also have to assume that he is under pressure; that may not be all he’s been involved in since he took such an active roll in making sure that President Trump NEVER entered the White House again. Something is amiss in the Halls of Justice; Imagine that!