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Cuomo, de Blasio wrong to limit worship services, condone mass protests: federal judge
FoxNews ^ | 26 June A.D. 2020 | Caleb Parke

Posted on 06/26/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT by lightman

A federal judge said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Letitia James, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "exceeded" their executive limits by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests as the state continues to reopen from coronavirus restrictions.

U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe issued a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of two Catholic priests -- Steven Soos and Nicholas Stamos -- and a trio of Orthodox Jewish congregants -- Elchanan Perr, Daniel Schonborn, and Mayer Mayerfeld -- in Brooklyn, represented by the Thomas More Society....

De Blasio had "simultaneous pro-protest/anti-religious gathering messages" when he "actively encouraged participation in protests and openly discouraged religious gatherings and threatened religious worshipers," Sharpe said in his federal order.

"Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio could have just as easily discouraged protests, short of condemning their message, in the name of public health and exercised discretion to suspend enforcement for public safety reasons instead of encouraging what they knew was a flagrant disregard of the outdoor limits and social distancing rules," the judge added. "They could have also been silent. But by acting as they did, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio sent a clear message that mass protests are deserving of preferential treatment."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; cuomo; deblasio; firstamendment; freedomofassembly; freedomofrelgion; nyc; tyrants
As a result of the federal order, Cuomo, James, and de Blasio are "enjoined and restrained from enforcing any indoor gathering limitations” against the involved houses of worship “greater than imposed for Phase 2 industries,” provided that participants follow the prescribed social distancing.

They are also forbidden from “enforcing any limitation for outdoor gatherings provided that participants in such gatherings follow social distancing requirements as set forth in the applicable executive orders and guidance.”

1 posted on 06/26/2020 11:44:53 AM PDT by lightman
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To: lightman

Cuomo is also allowing graduation ceremonies larger than church services.

This ruling should put paid to that.


2 posted on 06/26/2020 11:47:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: mewzilla

BTW, Cuomo is also blackmailing red counties: no state funds for you until Trump forks over more cash.

Note to Trump: If you allow aid to be funneled through Albany, we’ll see bloody little of it Upstate.


3 posted on 06/26/2020 11:48:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: lightman

Who rights this $4iT in news articles. The judge rules or orders, not opines that they are wrong. The correct headline is that a Federal Judge enjoined Cuomo and DeBaslio’s discriminatory practices.


4 posted on 06/26/2020 11:49:42 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: lightman

sounds good!


5 posted on 06/26/2020 11:55:12 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: lightman
Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules

Didn't Cuomo and de Blasio therefore also break the law by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests?

6 posted on 06/26/2020 11:57:24 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: lightman

Funny. Maybe the LA Times will say that DeBag and Quermo “broke the law” by limiting constitutional rights.


7 posted on 06/26/2020 11:59:04 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Why do Democrats support terrorism?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The governor of NY looks as if he has been in a tanning bed for a looong time!

Or maybe it’s just the coloring on my TV going bad.


8 posted on 06/26/2020 12:49:46 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: lightman

The hammer falls. Will Cuomo and DeBlasio be the nails?


9 posted on 06/26/2020 1:20:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: lightman

I wish they were also enjoined and restrained from holding public office!!! ;)


10 posted on 06/26/2020 2:58:58 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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