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June 26, 2020

The Hill

By: Joel Cohen

In a new article in The Hill, Joel Cohen considers the federal lawsuit brought against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that claims New York State was biased and prejudicial in shutting down religious services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but not shutting down protests against the death of George Floyd.

Joel argues for a “common sense” approach and asks, “Did Cuomo and de Blasio seek to repress religious observance for bad reasons, or at all?  Or were their motives designed to protect worshippers who would want to attend services and to protect those they might encounter afterward?”

Read the full article here