This past week — under the guise of fighting COVID-19 — New York City attempted to shut down this religious gathering by using physical intimidation, screeching sirens, and loud megaphones. The display of force was jarring. The crowd refused to surrender their First Amendment religious liberties.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief in favor of a parochial high school student and her parents who say that the state of Vermont violated the First Amendment by excluding the student from a state program that pays for high school students to take college courses.
If the Valente plaintiffs prevail — and the language in Esperanza gives them a fairly strong case — parents in tuition towns will be able to have their school districts pay the tuition directly to the religious school, just as it is now paid to non-sectarian schools.
A federal judge on Friday blocked Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other New York leaders from prohibiting outdoor religious gatherings due to the coronavirus after officials endorsed mass protests.
Catholic priests and Jewish congregants have filed a lawsuit against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over double standards on worship and protests.
For the second time since the COVID-19 pandemic became a daily battle between disease control and civil liberties, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has taken to Twitter to criticize the peaceful assembly of Jews in a city that boasts over a million Jewish residents.
A Massachusetts pastor filed a lawsuit that seeks a temporary restraining order preventing the enforcement of Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s coronavirus order restricting religious services.
Vermonters are eager to learn how Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Covid-19 policy applies to their lives. Are they still permitted to walk into a supermarket and shop? What are their options?
Isn’t the point of Prop 5 to give “personal reproductive autonomy” to individuals, regardless of how much others abhor the act?
The founders believed that people would remain as they were then: faithful, moral and able to properly conduct their own affairs in a way that was harmonious with their neighbors, so a limited government was all that was necessary to do the basics to keep people safe and the nation secure.
Attorney General William Barr warned that religious people are not imposing their beliefs on others, but that “militant secularists” are imposing their values on religious people.