SCOTUS 101: Religious Liberty v. COVID

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SCOTUS 101: Religious Liberty v. COVID

Nov 25th, 2020 1 min read

Commentary By

GianCarlo Canaparo

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

Zack Smith

Legal Fellow, Meese Center

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This week the Court gave advocates a Thanksgiving break from oral arguments, but our favorite black-clad gang of nine gave us a few new cases. With Amy out this week, our colleague Zack Smith fills in to discuss those cases.

GianCarlo interviews Professor Josh Blackman to discuss the status of religious-liberty challenges to COVID-19 restrictions, the confusion caused in the lower courts by the Chief's opinion in South Bay United Pentecostal Church, and what the Court is likely to do with the two new religious-liberty challenges now pending. Lastly, Zack tries to stump GianCarlo with Thanksgiving themed SCOTUS trivia.

You can read Professor Blackman's two articles here and here.

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