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Supreme Court declines to comment on church's request for no more Covid restrictions in Maine

by Premier Journalist
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The Supreme Court responded fairly quickly to a lawsuit filed by Calvary Chapel that hoped to stop the state's future restrictions.

Earlier this week, Calvary Chapel decided to ask the US Supreme Court to stop Maine Gov. Janet Mills from reinstating pandemic-related restrictions that might be caused by the delta variant of Covid-19.

In the lawsuit, organized by the Florida-based Liberty Counsel, the plaintiffs argue that Maine's restrictions were "the most severe in the nation on places of worship", and that these restrictions violated the religious freedom of Americans while allowing other organizations to gather.

The bans in question were removed as of May 24, 2021. However, the church's attorneys argued that the state could use the growing presence of the Covid-19 delta variant to reimpose similar rules in the future. 

The request was denied by Justice Steven Breyer without comment, a common practice among the judges due to the exorbitant number of cases that are submitted 

The lawsuit in question had already been declared unnecessary by the Maine attorney general; noting that any and all restrictions that may affect the church have expired. 

The Supreme Court will not begin to hear oral arguments for new cases until Fall 2021, with deliberations expected in Spring the following year.

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