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Justices: California can't enforce indoor church service ban

Supreme Court told California it cannot ban indoor worship due to COVID-19.

Posted: Feb 5, 2021 10:36 PM
Updated: Feb 5, 2021 10:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California it can't enforce a ban on indoor church services because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The high court issued orders late Friday in two cases where churches had sued over coronavirus-related restrictions in the state.

The high court said that for now, California can't ban indoor worship in areas where virus cases are surging, but it can cap indoor services at 25% of a building's capacity.

The justices also declined to stop the state from barring singing and chanting at services. The court's three liberal justices dissented.

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