Hours earlier than Thanksgiving, we received an ugly look at what the totally Trumpified Supreme Courtroom goes to convey us. The court docket of Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett introduced us an unsigned order saying that New York’s public well being tips don’t apply to spiritual organizations, as a result of FREEDOM. The rules in query restrict attendance at spiritual providers in coronavirus scorching spots. At present, the harshest limits are in place nowhere in New York.
Earlier than Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, in a case equally difficult restrictions on church attendance, that native officers “shouldn’t be topic to second-guessing by an unelected federal judiciary, which lacks the background, competence and experience to evaluate public well being and isn’t accountable to the individuals.” Wednesday night time, that view was overruled by Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas.