Skip to comments.Cuomo, de Blasio wrong to limit worship services, condone mass protests: federal judge
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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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.
Cuomo is also allowing graduation ceremonies larger than church services.
This ruling should put paid to that.
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.
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.
Didn't Cuomo and de Blasio therefore also break the law by limiting worship services and condoning mass protests?
Funny. Maybe the LA Times will say that DeBag and Quermo “broke the law” by limiting constitutional rights.
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.
The hammer falls. Will Cuomo and DeBlasio be the nails?
I wish they were also enjoined and restrained from holding public office!!! ;)