South Bay United Pentecostal Church vs. Newsom

Item

Title

South Bay United Pentecostal Church vs. Newsom

Creator

Supreme Court of the United States

Date

2020-05-29

Description

In South Bay United Pentecostal Church vs. Newsom, the Supreme Court of the United States decided against the Church's request for a temporary injunction of California's safety guidelines regarding reduced gathering size due to the COVID-19 pandemic. California's guidelines limit religious worship services to 25% of a building's capacity or 100 attendees. The concurring opinion, authored by Chief Justice Roberts, upholds California's guidelines because they work to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The dissenting opinion, written by Judge Kavanaugh, states that the order violates the First Amendment because it is discriminatory against places of worship and in favor of secular businesses.

Language

English