A group suing over Gov. Charlie Baker’s pandemic executive orders is citing last week’s U.S. Supreme Court order to stop capping religious gatherings in coronavirus hot zones in New York.
In that case, the court ruled 5-4 that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo could not limit the size of gatherings at churches and synagogues in red and orange coronavirus infection zones because it violated First Amendment rights. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, just appointed to the court by President Trump, sided with fellow conservative jurists in the majority.