Andrew Cuomo dismisses Supreme Court ruling curbing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship as 'irrelevant'


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed a Supreme Court ruling blocking him from restricting capacity in New York City houses of worship as “irrelevant” and “moot.”

“It’s irrelevant of any practical impact because of the zone they were talking about is moot,” Cuomo said in response to the news late Wednesday night that the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against his order limiting the size of religious services in the nation’s largest city. “It expired last week. It doesn’t have any practical effect.”

Cuomo added, “The lawsuit was about the Brooklyn zone. The Brooklyn zone no longer exists as a red zone. That’s muted. So that restriction is no longer in effect. That situation just doesn’t exist because those restrictions are gone.”

The New York Democrat also took a veiled swipe at the court’s new conservative justices, saying, “The Supreme Court made a ruling. It’s more illustrative of the Supreme Court than anythin... (Read more)

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