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Wisconsin sued for virus measures that limit religious worship

Wisconsin sued for virus measures that limit religious worship

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Two Wisconsin residents are claiming in a lawsuit that the state’s “Safer at Home” social distancing order violates their constitutional rights by effectively banning religious worship and political gatherings while allowing “hundreds of customers into Costco at any given time.” The public safety measures — put in place to stem the rate of infections and deaths in Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic — are overly intrusive and “cannot survive even basic scrutiny,” according to a complaint filed Monday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The suit follows similar complaints that have met with success in Kentucky and Illinois and comes a day after the U.S. Justice Department filed a statement supporting a Virginia church. In that case, the church has challenged an April 5 criminal citation it received after holding a service for 16 worshipers in a space that can accommodate 225 people. President Donald Trump has supported a number of protests against such regulations, urging…
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