U.S. Supreme Court Declines Nevada Church’s Challenge to Restrictions on In-Person Services
Posted Jul 31, 2020
On July 24, 2020, in a 5-4 decision in Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak , the U.S. Supreme Court denied an application for injunctive relief by a Nevada church seeking permission to hold in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley had argued that the state’s 50-person limit on in-person gatherings was unconstitutional and violated church members’ First Amendment rights, when businesses such as casinos and restaurants were allowed to operate at 50% maximum capacity. See SCOTUSblog, Washington Post, New York Times.