Report: US Supreme Court favors religion in emergency reviews

The Supreme Court agreed to 10 emergency reviews by religious groups challenging COVID-19 restrictions last year and favorably granted all 10, an analysis has found. The analysis by Reuters reported on Wednesday (July 28) found that the court’s “shadow docket” — in which emergency applications are decided hurriedly without oral arguments or lengthly written decisions — provided religious applicants a win in every case. In all 10 emergency rulings regarding COVID-19 restrictions, religious groups sought relief from state or local public health measures and were granted them.

Report: US Supreme Court favors religion in emergency reviews

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