In a late-night order on Friday, the United States Supreme Court struck down California’s restrictions prohibiting religious in-home gatherings, including Bible studies and worship activities, involving people from more than three households.
The 5-4 decision was made largely on ideological lines, with the exception of Chief Justice John Roberts who dissented from the opinion, joining the court’s liberal wing. The opinion overrules the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which had originally upheld California’s restrictions on in-home worship gatherings.
The majority opinion was “per curiam,” meaning it was attributed to the court, rather than one specific justice. From The Daily Citizen.