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South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom

The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the court was denied on May 29, 2020. Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh would grant the application.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19A1044 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, an executive order by California Governor Gavin Newsom that limits attendance at places of worship to 25 percent of building capacity, or a maximum of 100 attendees, in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 26 2020Application (19A1044) for injunctive relief, submitted to Justice Kagan.
May 26 2020Supplemental brief of applicants South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. filed.
May 27 2020Response to application (19A1044) requested by Justice Kagan, due Thursday, May 28, by 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
May 27 2020Notice of New County Order Relevant to Plaintiffs' Emergency Application for Writ of Injunction of Wilma J. Wooten, Public Health Officer, County of San Diego; Helen Robbins-Meyer, Director of Emergency Services; and William D. Gore, Sheriff of the County of San Diego not accepted for filing. (May 28, 2020)
May 28 2020Response to application from respondents Wilma J. Wooten, et al. filed.
May 28 2020Response to application from respondents Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, et al. filed.
May 29 2020Reply of applicants South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. filed.
May 30 2020Application (19A1044) referred to the Court.
May 30 2020Application (19A1044) denied by the Court. JUSTICE THOMAS, JUSTICE ALITO, JUSTICE GORSUCH, and JUSTICE KAVANAUGH would grant the application. CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, concurring in denial of application for injunctive relief. JUSTICE KAVANAUGH, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS and JUSTICE GORSUCH join, dissenting from denial of application for injunctive relief. (Detached Opinion).
 
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