Gov. Cuomo Goes After Supreme Court for Overturning His 10-Person Limit on Religious Gatherings: ‘A Different Court’ Wanting to Make a ‘Statement’ – By Joe DePaolo (Mediaite) / Nov 26 2020
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is criticizing the Supreme Court for overturning the restrictions he imposed on religious gatherings in the state.
In a 5-4 ruling handed down Wednesday night, the Court sided with various Catholic and Jewish organizations in determining that the governor is not permitted to limit religious gatherings to as few as 10 people due to coronavirus-related safety concerns. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the three progressive justices in the minority, but new Justice Amy Coney Barrett voted with the other conservative justices to form the majority.
The governor responded to the decision in a conference call Friday morning (via WABC), and took a few shots at the Court’s conservative makeup.
“[It’s] more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anything else,” Cuomo said of the ruling — calling it “irrelevant.”