A group challenging COVID-19 rules in Massachusetts told the state’s top court that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down restrictions on New York church gatherings overrides legal precedent relied on by Gov. Charlie Baker.

In a supplemental brief on Saturday, the New Civil Liberties Alliance argued to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that the view from the nation’s highest panel is that courts should apply a more skeptical eye and a higher bar for governors who wish to shut down businesses during the pandemic.

Published in Law360