Illinois Gov. Pritzker's religious freedom add-on makes stay-at-home order constitutional, federal judge says | From the Trenches World Report

Source: CBS This Morning - View Original Article
Published: May 05, 2020
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90% "The church argued the stay-at-home order violated First and Fourteenth Amendments rights, as well as several Illinois state laws, and accused Pritzker of hostility ..."
88% "It was the first major challenge to the governor's stay-at-home order in federal court.""
87% "Illinois no longer is in that shameful minority, he added.""
85% "And, in fact, the executive order now encourages people to have drive-in services; which is a great recommendation, I'm glad that they added it.""
82% "the Chicago Sun-Times reported.""
81% "A U.S. district judge ruled Sunday that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order is constitutional.""
76% "Though Lee, who was nominated by President Obama, denied the church its temporary restraining order, its Sunday service was carried out without police intervention, ..."
74% "Encouraging broader societal and political debate about balancing health and economic interests amid the pandemic, Lee said the Democratic governor's order satisfies minimal constitutional ..."
68% "Today when we started the day we couldn't even drive on a church parking lot, Thomas More Society VP and Senior Council Peter Breen ..."
67% "Now you can do that.""

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90% : The church argued the stay-at-home order violated First and Fourteenth Amendments rights, as well as several Illinois state laws, and accused Pritzker of "hostility to religious exercise.
88% : It was the first major challenge to the governor's stay-at-home order in federal court.
87% : Illinois no longer is in that shameful minority," he added.
85% : And, in fact, the executive order now encourages people to have drive-in services; which is a great recommendation, I'm glad that they added it.
82% : the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
81% : A U.S. district judge ruled Sunday that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's stay-at-home order is constitutional.
76% : Though Lee, who was nominated by President Obama, denied the church its temporary restraining order, its Sunday service was carried out without police intervention, the Times reported.
74% : Encouraging "broader societal and political debate" about balancing health and economic interests amid the pandemic, Lee said the Democratic governor's order "satisfies minimal constitutional requirements as they pertain to religious organizations.
68% : "Today when we started the day we couldn't even drive on a church parking lot," Thomas More Society VP and Senior Council Peter Breen told WIFR.
67% : Now you can do that.
67% : The judge based his decision off of precedent established in two historic court cases - Jacobson v. Massachusetts (1905) and Prince v. Massachusetts (1944) - which ruled "a community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease" and "the right to practice religion freely does not include liberty to expose the community...to communicable disease," the Times reported.
64% : After the Democratic governor's statewide stay-at-home order took effect on March 20, The Beloved Church of Lena continued holding in-person services until issued a cease-and-desist order by Stephenson County officials on March 31.
62% : The decision came the same day The Beloved Church of Lena, an Evangelical church located about 50 miles west of Rockford, defied the coronavirus lockdown to welcome more than 100 worshippers for Sunday service. Conservative law firm Thomas More Society filed a complaint on behalf of the church, as well as its pastor, Stephen Cassell, last week, seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction to resume in-person worship services with its 80 usual congregants,
62% : Pritzker had revised his stay-at-home order by Thursday evening, classifying some worship services as essential, and promoting the "free exercise of religion," so long as gatherings don't exceed more than 10 people and congregants adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's social distancing guidance to keep at least six feet apart.
60% : Their lawsuit was ruled partially moot after the order's latest revision.
57% : "Religious organizations and houses of worship are encouraged to use online or drive-in services to protect the health and safety of their congregants," the revised version said.
47% : "When we started the day, Illinois was one of 10 states that entirely banned religious services.
44% : In a 37-page decision, Judge John Z. Lee of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled: "Given the continuing threat posed by COVID-19, the [stay-at-home] Order preserves relatively robust avenues for praise, prayer and fellowship and passes constitutional muster."
24% : At the end of this day, we file our lawsuits.
20% : The press goes after the governor, and now there are only nine states that ban religious services.
6% : "In fact, you couldn't even leave your house to go to a church service.

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