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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Diminishing Religious Liberties: COVID Under the First Amendment

Daniel Figueroa (University of Massachusetts), Diminishing Religious Liberties: COVID Under the First Amendment, SSRN:

The coronavirus has caused an unprecedented shutdown of biblical proportions. As the world manages a pandemic, of similarities of the 1918 Influenza, that has caused a shutdown of the United States, gatherings like religious services have been subjected to sweeping stay-at-home orders banning congregation. This piece examines the claims of Churches who have faced restrictive and violative enforcement of government order that has allowed homologous activities, such as shopping or dining, at the expense of religious liberties, past to present.

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