On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United States set in motion what may end up being a momentous couple of non-decisions on religious freedom in the time of the Chinese coronavirus, as Streiff wrote:
Yesterday, the Supreme Court kicked two decisions by Obama-appointed judges back for “reconsideration” in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. New York. At issue were decisions originating in New Jersey (that would be the state where the governor dines in close quarters in a restaurant while he sends out the Staats Polizei to break up Jewish funerals) and Colorado, which have established “public health emergency” rules that make it easier to shop at Costco or buy liquor than to attend worship.
There were more details on what SCOTUS handing these back to the lower courts signified, in the court-centric blog he cited:
…[T]he justices indicated…the lower courts should decide the challenges in light of the Supreme Court’s Nov. 25 ruling that lifted New York’s COVID-related limits on attendance at worship services.