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Why 4 justices on the Supreme Court voted to reopen churches in the pandemic

Roberts’s decision is a loss for the religious right and a victory for public health. But four justices saw the case differently.

  1. Supreme Court splits 5-4 on reopening churches during the pandemic
  2. Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services; Roberts sides with liberals  Fox News
  3. Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Order  The New York Times
  4. Supreme Court rejects request from California church to block restrictions on in-person services  CNN
  5. Supreme Court Rejects Church’s Challenge To California’s Coronavirus Rules  NPR